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Quotations: Walking

I’m about to set off for an urban walk along the Thames but before I go here’s a couple of quotations about the benefits of Walking.

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Ingmar Bergman

On the subject of taking walks,  Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter:

The demons hate fresh air

But my favourite is all Greek to me. A physician in ancient Greece, Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), besides creating the Hippocratic Oath, came up with this pithy beauty:

Walking is the best medicine

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Quote of the Day: Hippocrates

Walking is man’s best medicine.

Hippocrates

Regarded as the father of Medicine (c.460-377 BC), gave his name to (though not sole author of ) the Hippocratic oath

Hippocrates greek father of medicine portrait

Extracts of the Oath:

I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents …

I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. …

Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

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The bedside manner of Dr Mopp of Camberwick Green

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The blue plaque tribute to Dr Hannah Billig of London’s East End

(Why are there no images of Hannah Billig online? Do you have one?)

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This may be Dr Hannah Billig but I’m not 100% sure

 

Update 28/1/19:

A friend of mine, a specialist in East End history, sent me these photos of Hannah Billig.

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Dr Hannah Billig 1901-1987 – young & old

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