ABOUT HIPPOCRATES THE GREAT FATHER OF MEDICINE

Hippocrates, the ancient greek philosopher and father of medicine, was born on the island of Kos, on the 27 th day of month Agrianos, at 460 b. C. He was the son of Heraclides and Faneraite and descended from Asclepios, on his father’s side and from Hercules, on his mother’s side. His origin was of noble priests, the Asklepiades, who knew medicine very well. The family gave an excellent education to young Hippocrates. Besides his parents, sophist Gorgias, Demockritos of Abdera and dietician Herodikos were his teachers. He studied medicine at the medical schools of Knidos and Kos. He traveled through Greece and far away countries like Skythia and Egypt, where he studied nature and climate and their affect on…

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