Hippocrates

By:Heaven Gellineau

Hippocrates

Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos, was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

Hippocrates

Tuesday, March 4th, 4pm

Shughart Middle School

Hippocrates, (born c. 460 bc , island of Cos, Greece—died c. 375 , Larissa, Thessaly), ancient Greek physician who lived during Greece’s Classical period and is traditionally regarded as the father of medicine. It is difficult to isolate the facts of Hippocrates’ life from the later tales told about him or to assess his medicine accurately in the face of centuries of reverence for him as the ideal physician. About 60 medical writings have survived that bear his name, most of which were not written by him.