when malaria ceased to be a real danger to northern
The most useful critical edition of Hippocrates is
that of Ermerins. He was a scholar with a lucid
and precise mind, and his critical notes are a pleasure
to read. The introductions, too, are stimulating,
instructive and interesting, written in a style full
of life and charm. As a philologist he was very
The edition in the Teubner series, edited by
Kéhlewein, of which two volumes have appeared,
marks a distinct advance. Fresh manuscripts have
been collated, and the text has been purged of the
pseudo-ionisms which have so long disfigured it.
A word should perhaps be said about Reinhold,
whose two volumes of text give us more plausible
conjectures than the work of any other scholar.
Of the scholars who have worked at parts of the
Corpus mention should be made of Gomperz and
Wilamowitz, but especial praise is due to the remarkable
acuteness of Coray, whose intellect was like
a sword. He always instructs and inspires, even
when the reader cannot accept his emendations.
Adams' well-known translation is the work of a
man of sense, who loved his author and was not
without some of the qualifications of a scholar.
The translation is literal and generally good, but
is occasionally misleading. The medical annotation
is far superior to the scholarship displayed in the