Hippocrates

The Father of Medicine

Hippocratic Theory

He separated the discipline of medicine from religion, believing and arguing that disease was not a punishment inflicted by the gods but rather the product of environmental factors, diet, and living habits.

Hippocrates Dis-agrees

Before Hippocrates theory the people of the world believed that if you pray to the Gods then your injury/sickness will be healed. Hippocrates thought there was more than that. He thought that people needed medicene and proper care to stay healthy. He thought that having the Gods give care for people was unreasonable

Why does it matter?

He invented a series of treatments that could be used to restore the balance of the humors.

How does it affect the world?

Hippocrates Oath, a culmination of Hippocrates thoughts on ethical behavior is still signed by doctors today.