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Hippocrates (460-337 BC)

Figure 8: Hippocrates; the father of medicine
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Born on the island of Cos in the Aegean Archipelago about 460 BC. He lived to the ripe old age of more than 80 when the average life expectancy was about 30.

Hippocrates is known as the father of medicine.

Hippocratic texts on haemorrhoids etc about 400 BC.

Adrian P. Ireland