Hippocrates Quotes

A list of quotes and sayings by Hippocrates. Well-known for topics related to medicine, general health, food and physicians.

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Hippocrates of Kos (460 – 370BC) was a well-known Greek physician during the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece) and was born on the Greek island of Kos. Considered as one of the most reputable figures in the history of medicine, his contributions made such outstanding impact to the field that he was later named as the “Father of Western Medicine”. He was also the founder of the “Hippocratic School of Medicine”, an intellectual school that revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece this institution paved the way for the field to be established as a distinct discipline, and later on, as a profession. The writings of the Corpus Hippocraticum provided an abundance of knowledge for  bio-medical methodology and provided one of the first reflective codes of professional ethics. It is generally believed that majority of the writings in the book came from the actual efforts and ideas of various physicians and authors under his school.
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