Hippocrates - Father of Medicine | Sunday Observer

Hippocrates - Father of Medicine

1 November, 2020

Hippocrates was a Greek physician who lived from 460 to 370 BC. Due to his contribution to medicine, he is believed to be the father of medicine. Born in the Greek Island of Kos, Hippocrates learnt medicine from his father Heraclides, who was a physician himself. Hippocrates was the first physician to name cancer as a disease and the first to understand that food is crucial in a person's life. He became famous during the time of the Peloponnesian war.

Rizna Rinsaf,
Grade 10,
Thihariya Islamic International School.