Hippocrates

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Hippocrates (460 BCE – 370 BCE) was an ancient Greek physician, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of Western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with (notably theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.


Works of Hippocrates

The Hippocratic Oath

On Ancient Medicine

The Law

Of the Epidemics

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