The Life and Accomplishments of Hippocrates (2)

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The Life and Accomplishments of Hippocrates Considered to be probably the most notable physician throughout history, Hippocrates is dubbed as the “Father of Modern Medicine.” Being born c. 450 B.C.E. on the Aegean island of Cos, he quickly began his studies in the art of medicine with his father as a role model and guide; he being a physician himself. (Advameg 2007) During the era that Hippocrates spent his life, the common idea associated with medicine was that of astrology. It was believed that the heavens, stars and gods affected the medical state of one’s body/persona/mind. Defying the common belief, Hippocrates set a new standard for Greek medicine with his certainty that disease was a simple result of nature, not that of astrology and gods. (Boylan 2006) As well as being a successful physician, Hippocrates was also a wonderful teacher. He was responsible for apprenticing his own two sons and his son-in-law, (his son-in-law being the more successful of the three). C. 400 B.C.E., Hippocrates founded his own school of medicine
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