TITLE

Hippocrates of Cos

AUTHOR(S)
Downey, Ed
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Hippocrates of Cos;1/1/2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Background information on Hippocrates of Cos is presented. The author reviews how Hippocrates is known as the "father of Western medicine," and is often considered the greatest physician of the ancient Greek world. Although much myth has been built around this historical figure, and although we cannot be certain that any of his writings are really his own work, Hippocrates is credited with being the key figure in the transition of Western medicine from myth and superstition to more scientific practices. Information on Hippocartes' birth and early life is reviewed.
ACCESSION #
20916030

 

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