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Hippocrates: Father of Western Medicine

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FC: Hippocrates of Kos Father of Western Medicine

1: Island of Kos | Birthplace of Hippocrates | Born Circa. 460 B.C.

2: Hippocrates was one of the first to believe that illnesses and diseases came from natural causes and not out of superstitions or as punishment from the gods. | Unlike other Greeks, Hippocrates did not believe that illnesses were acts of punishment from the gods. He wanted to know the truth behind sicknesses and how they occurred. | Greek Gods vs Hippocrates

3: Hippocrates is widely known as "The Father of Western Medicine" after identifying many diseases and medical conditions. He is the first documented chest surgeon and was the first to describe clubbing of the fingers | Medicine

4: Hippocratic Corpus | A collection of about seventy early medical works of Ancient Greece. Many scholars believe that Hippocrates was the author

5: Hippocratic Oath | Widely believed to be written by Hippocrates, this oath is taken by doctors and physicians to practice medicine ethically. | The original version required a new physician to swear upon the Greek Gods of Healing including Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea

6: Hippocratic School of Medicine | Hippocrates established the Koan School which was superior to Knidian schools because instead of focusing of diagnosis, its focus was on patient care and prognosis | Ancient Greek Schools were split into two categories on how to deal with diseases which were Knidian and Koan

7: Humorism | This now discredited theory teaches about the makeup and workings of the human body. | Greek and Roman physicians and philosophers believed in four distinct bodily fluids in a person which controls health and personality | Hippocrates was known to work with many incorrect theories including Humorism

8: The Plane Tree of Hippocrates | Hippocrates is said to have worked under this tree

9: Aelius Galenus | After Hippocrates died in circa. 370 B.C. advancements in medicine seemed to have slowed to a stop. | However, 400 years later, A physician named Galenus used Hippocrates' research and findings to advance medicine even further.

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