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Hippocrates The Father of Medicine Who was Hippocrates Many people still wonder that today Some is known about his life but not much In this essay I will tell you want Ive found out from much research Hippocrates is thought to have lived from about 460 BC to 380 BC As I said before people dont know a lot about his life Hippocrates was known as the Father of Medicine because he was one of the first doctors to use scientific cures He has many writings including the Hippocratic Oath that are credited to his name but it is questionable whether they are actually his or not Hippocrates was born in 460 BC during the Golden Age of Greece He was born lived learned and practiced medicine on the island of Cos although he did travel throughout Greece practicing his medicine at one time of his life His fathers name was Heraclides Heraclides was Hippocratess first teacher I couldnt find his mothers name but I did find that she was a midwife Hippocrates was named after his grandfather Hippocrates was considered as the perfect physician by the Greeks He based his medicine on observation and reasoning He said that explanations based on ideas such as possession by a god spirit or demon were explanations based on ignorance Although Hippocrates was one of the first physicians to practice auscultation - listening to the sounds of the heart he hadnt the faintest idea that the pulse is related to the heart This is due to the fact that dissection of the human bodies was forbidden in his time Therefore all physicians including Hippocrates know little about the connection between certain organs Hippocrates was not only a doctor but a teacher as well He ran his own
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