Hippocrates, Greek doctor

Hippocrates, Greek doctor

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Caption: Hippocrates. Coloured 16th century woodcut of the Greek doctor and philosopher Hippocrates (c. 460- 370 BC) dissecting a cow's head. He is considered to be the father of medicine, although little is actually known about him. His influence survives in the Hippocratic oath, a code of medical ethics some medical students take on completion of their training. He founded a medical school on the Aegean island of Cos, where his ideas on medical conduct & practice were implemented. He advocated a rational approach to medicine, believing that disease was caused by physical phenomenon and not by the interference of the gods. Taken from Pare's Surgery.

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