father of medicine hippocrates

Hippocrates

[hi-pok-ruh-teez]
noun
("Father of Medicine") c460–c377 b.c, Greek physician.

Hippocratic [hip-uh-krat-ik] , Hippocratical, adjective
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Hippocrates (hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz)
 
n
?460--?377 bc, Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine
 
Hippo'cratic
 
adj
 
Hippo'cratical
 
adj

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Hippocrates Hip·poc·ra·tes (hĭ-pŏk'rə-tēz'), Called “the Father of Medicine.”. 460?-377? b.c.

Greek physician who laid the foundations of scientific medicine by freeing medical study from the constraints of philosophical speculation and superstition. He is traditionally but inaccurately considered the author of the Hippocratic oath.

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Hippocrates   (hĭ-pŏk'rə-tēz')  Pronunciation Key 
Greek physician who is credited with establishing the foundations of scientific medicine. He and his followers worked to distinguish medicine from superstition and magic beliefs by basing their treatment of illness on close observation and rational deduction.
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Hippocrates [(hi-pok-ruh-teez)]

An ancient Greek physician (the “father of medicine”) who is credited with founding the study of medicine.

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