Archive for December, 2008

Historiographical motifs – Hippocrates: Medicine and the Ancient World

Personalized reading lists on particular themes # 2 Hippocrates of Cos (ca. 460-ca.370 BCE) is widely regarded as one of the earliest physicians in the Western tradition, and indeed lauded as “the father of medicine.” His influence on the history of medicine is wide-ranging and profound, though there is confusion as to the origins of [...]


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