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Definition: Greek scientists who became the "Father of Medicine" because of his work in healing and medicine. He set up a school for physicians on his home, the island of Cos. He was also one of the first to believe that thoughts, ideas, and feelings come from the brain, not from the heart.

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Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Hippocrates
Read about the life of the "Father of Medicine."

The Teachings of Hippocrates
Students just like you put together this report on the doctor's teachings.

Hippocratic Oath and Law of Medicine
Doctors to this day still repeat the Hippocratic Oath when they earn their medical degrees.

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