(Hippocrates of Kos)

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  • Nationality: Greek
  • Profession: Physician









Hippocrates of Kos, also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.

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Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. Miscellaneous
Make a habit of two things—to help, or at least to do no harm. Policy & Policy Making
Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end of divine things. Religion & God
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Nature
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Time ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Life is short, the art long. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
Many admire, few know.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The art is long, life is short. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn. Life
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
Walking is man's best medicine.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle