Eclampsia, first described by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago, is the medical name for seizures during pregnancy.
According to legend, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, testified in the case of a woman accused of adultery.
Whether or not Hippocrates ever actually said “First, do no harm,” the axiom is central to medical ethics.
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.