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Transcript of Hippocrates
Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Athens), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the Western father of medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine. Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. Not much of him is known, except that he was exiled from his home, an outstanding physician and Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. Not much of him is known, except that he was exiled from his home, an outstanding physician and that he died in Larissa, where there is a monument of him.Hippocrates was almost free of superstition, and believed disease came from nature as opposed to from the gods. He even stated that epilepsy was caused from a blockage in the brain.He was the first physician to actually examine his patients.
He wrote about diagnostical methods, diets, the importance of hygene, how to prevent diseases, surgery, women's diseases, the construction of towns and houses in order for people's environment to be healthy, massage. When we vomit, cough or sweat for example, the body is trying to get rid of excessive amounts of one or more of these humours.
Born: about 470 BC Died: about 410 BC Hippocrates as the father of modern medicine even though he did most of his work some 430 years before the birth of Christ.