The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates

By Author Info  |  December 8, 2020

The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates

The ancient Greeks were incredibly influential—this new book shines a light on yet another area of cultural pioneering they explored and brought to humanity: medical thinking and observation. All the way back in the fifth century BCE, a Greek doctor put forward his clinical observations of individuals – men, women, and children in a collection of case histories known as—Epidemics! Acclaimed historian R.L. Fox puts this & the many moving pieces of history in a wider context, endorsing the view that the father of medicine, is the great Hippocrates himself.


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