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