Talk:Hippocrates

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How can this article be considered FA quality if it has 7 non-linked references in one section alone? If that isn't resolved, I think this article will have to be demoted from such status. Daydreamer302000 (talk) 09:38, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Somebody (91.124.144.90 ?) is really messing around with this page[edit]

There are NUMEROUS vandalisms here, even after some reversions.

Why is it that whenever I type 'Hippocrates' into the Wikipedia Search it comes up with an article saying "Why do I hate Canada so much"?

Two decades in the slammer?[edit]

We've had an email via OTRS from a professor of classical history who has never heard of the story of Hippocrates being imprisoned for twenty years. The statement isn't sourced in the article, and I've found no scholarly works that repeat it; just a couple of children's history books (not reknowned for their factual accuracy) and a self-published self-help book, together with a couple of websites with unknown levels of fact-checking... I'm doubtful whether this should be in the article at all, and I'm hoping someone can provide a suitable source for it. If not, it should go. Yunshui  13:34, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

While we're at it, there is also a reference to a work called 'The Complicated Body' - there isn't any such title in any list of the "Hippocratic corpus" that I've seen. I do think the 'Biography' section is problematic, although I note from earlier discussions on this page that there was a push for more biography. But when the details come from much later works in antiquity with their own agendas to push, is it right to leave the reader thinking the details are reliable? But the incarceration and the imaginary 'The Complicated Body' aren't in any scholarly work that I can find so they seem to be in a league of their own, unless someone can provide the source> Fluff35 (talk) 16:51, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
The more I look at it, the more I'm convinced this was a very successful hoax. The information was added by an anonymous IP back in 2010 with this edit, and has never been sourced. The only references I can find which report this information about Hippocrates writing a book called The Complicated Body while in prison post-date that addition (and almost all of them use remarkably similar wording, suggesting that they took the information from this article in the first place). Like Fluff35, I can't find any other reference to The Complicated Body, nor does it appear to be extant in any form. People, I believe we've been hoodwinked - I'm removing the segement in question from the article. Yunshui  08:30, 9 October 2014 (UTC)