Hippocrates - Practical Medicine in Ancient Greece

Hippocrates - The Founding Father of Western medicine

Hippocrates (c. 460 - c.377 BC) is acknowledged as the founding father of modern medicine. He is associated with the Hippocratic Oath and the Hippocratic Corpus.

Hippocratic Oath

 - A promise made by doctors to obey rules of behaviour in their professional lives. Modern medical ethics are based of this Oath.

Hippocratic Corpus and its ideas

 - A collection of medical books, some of which might have been written by Hippocrates or his followers. It's thought to have survived of the library of the Kos school of medicine


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