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FC: Hippocrates

1: Hippocrates was a man who lived in Greece in about 400 B.C. He was a philosopher who believed in truth and facts. He may also be referred to as the "Father of Medicine" due to his groundbreaking discoveries in medicinal studies. It is believed he was one of the first people to think that diseases happened naturally.

2: Hippocrates inspired something up called the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is a document on the ethics of medicine. It is thought that the Oath was written after his death, but we cannot be sure. It is barely still used in its original form, but it is split into many smaller portions describing god medicinal practices.

4: Hippocrates was great with healing people. He found new was to help people better through his passion for finding truth. Instead of just going along with the idea that everything just sort of happens, Hippocrates researched and found ways to explain things. He was always willing to find new was to help people and better understand the body.

6: Hippocrates believed that healing could come from within. The truth, in his opinion, was that if animals could flourish off of fruits and vegetables, why couldn't humans? He believed that one could heal themselves, and even prevent sickness with the consumption of these foods.

8: Hippocrates stated that if a man were to be fed gruel whilst he was sick, his pains and sickness may grow. However, if this man were to eat bread or other dry foods, it would make his sickness and pains ten times as bad as any gruel would have made him. Hippocrates thought that, in truth, the stronger a food was, the worse it was for sickness.

10: This is one of the ancient schools of Greece. The medicinal schools were divided into two groups. The first was called the Knidian, who focused mainly on diagnosis and did not get far. The other group however, known as the Koan made many discoveries because they studied diagnosis and prognosis. Hippocrates was an inspiration for both, showing how important truth was.

12: Hippocrates did not believe that medicine was in any way related to religion, and he took giant leaps by separating the two. The famous mathematician Pythagoras credited Hippocrates in combining philosophy with medicine. He combined truth with the unknown.

14: Hippocrates believed that the body could naturally heal itself over time. All he would do was help ease that healing. He believed that rest was key to recovery. This treatment was very gentle and natural. It was very sanitary in the sense that only clean water and wine were used in cleaning wounds.

16: Hippocrates made many contributions to modern day science. For instance, he first described "clubbed fingers" in patients, especially those with Eisenmenger's syndrome. His pursuit of truth led him to many conclusion, and, in the end, helped out modern science greatly. Without Hippocrates, our perception of medicinal truth may have been greatly different than it is today.

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