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Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of Western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This ... more »

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  • ''Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.''
    Hippocrates (c. 460-370 B.C.), Greek physician. Aphorisms, aph 1. Sometimes translated into Latin as Ars longa, vita brevis, of the art of healing...
  • I swear ... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers ...
    Hippocrates (c. 460-c. 370 B.C.), Greek physician. "The Hippocratic Oath."
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