This lesson provides a biographical sketch of Hippocrates, a physician born in Ancient Greece. It covers major facts about his life and work, with a focus on his contribution to the study of medicine.
Who was Hippocrates?
Hippocrates was an ancient Greek philosopher and physician, born around 460 BC in Greece.
He is most recognized for his contribution to medicine. He founded the Hippocratic School of Medicine, and his work lead to the establishment of medicine as a rational, scientific discipline, distinct from philosophy.
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