Hippocrates: The Father Of Medicine

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Greek Philosopher, Hippocrates has been known to be the father of medicine and basically came up with the basics of what we know now about medicine. Thanks to him, he has helped many in achieving great medical advances. Hippocrates was believed to be born around 460 BC on the island of Kos, Greece. Greek medicine left a great impact on both today’s societies and past societies by using science to prove that diseases are natural things that happen to humans and are not any form of punishment done by gods upon humans. Greek medicine was an invention that greatly impacted many societies and helped achieve many medical advancements. Hippocrates was born into an advanced society, known as Athens to many. Athens was a society in which they had many advancements, specifically in technology. Athens created things like the alarm clock, the olympics, and probably the biggest thing, democracy. These inventions show how big of an impact Greece has had on our society, since we still use them today! The athenians had a form of government that we are all familiar with, democracy. Their democracy was a lot like ours, but there were a few differences. Over 300,000 people lived in athens, and about 30,000 of those citizens were male above the age of 20. During this time, the only people who really had a voice in the government, were the 30,000 males. Women were, in some sense, invisible to the Greek Democracy. Since they couldn’t vote or speak their voice, their only responsibility was to

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