"So his point was really don't bother with any intellectual pursuits outside of medicine?"
I never said that. Do you eat only one type of food? I don't.
"And you don't believe Hippocrates thought food had medicinal qualities?"
I never said any such thing. I said you had to take things in context. You can't just pull out one sentence from the entire H' Oath and put your own spin on it, you need to read it with the rest of what is being said. Like any good speaker, he stays on topic. Try pulling a single line out of the Bible, taking it out of context, and presenting your thoughts to a room of scholars and see what reaction you get.