Hippocrates of Kos was an ancient Greek physician who is often referred to as the 'Father of Medicine.' He is best known for the Hippocratic Oath, which set ethical standards for medical practice.


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  1. 1. Hippocratic Corpus

    The "Hippocratic Corpus" is a collection of around 70 early medical works from ancient Greece, written in Ionic Greek. The texts are of varying content and length, covering a wide range of medical topics, including clinical descriptions of disease, surgical procedures, medical ethics, and philosophical reflections. Although traditionally attributed to Hippocrates, modern scholars believe that many of the works were not written by him and instead represent the work of several different authors over several decades. Despite this, the collection remains an invaluable resource for understanding the beginnings of Western medicine.

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