The Trial of Hippocrates - National Hellenic Museum

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THE TRIAL OF HIPPOCRATES

February 20, 2019 | 6:30pm

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was called to the bedside of the dying King of Thebes. The physician saw immediately that nothing could cure this illness.

The King offered the physician a herd of horses for his care, which Hippocrates accepted, offering a potion for fever. The fever subsided, replaced by boils. Once again, Hippocrates said there was nothing to do, yet the King demanded treatment. Gold was given for a salve. Vineyards and a villa offered for a potion. Despite treatments, the King grew worse and died.

Hippocrates was arrested and brought before the King’s son and heir. Hippocrates had sworn to “help the sick . . . but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing.”

The National Hellenic Museum asks: Did Hippocrates violate his own Oath?

 

GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? YOU DECIDE. 

JUDGES

Hon. Charles P. Kocoras, Presiding Judge

Hon. William J. Bauer

Hon.  Sharon Johnson Coleman

Hon. Anna H. Demacopoulos

COUNSEL

Christina Faklis Adair

Robert A. Clifford

Patrick M. Collins

Tinos Diamantatos

Patrick J. Fitzgerald

Dan K. Webb

 

Thank you to our sponsors

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPONSORING THE NHM TRIAL OF HIPPOCRATES OR ADVERTISING IN THE TRIAL PROGRAM BOOK:
Contact the NHM Development Team at 312-655-1234 x28 or
trial@hellenicmuseum.org

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NHM Trial 2019 Sponsorship Packet

 

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