Hippocrates

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Hippocrates

  • WHEN? 5th or 4th century BC
  • WHO? Greek Doctor- The father of Medicine
  • WHY IMPORTANT?
  • Believed & taught medicine was natural
  • Developed ideas of clinical observation
  • Developed theory of four humours
  • FACTORS IN SUCCESS
  • Writing-H & followers published the Hippocratic collection- contained views on medicine & different recorded illnesses
  • Spread through Greek world & later through Asia due to Alexander the Great's success
  • PROBLEMS
  • Theory of four humours was wrong
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