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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hippocrates(noun)

    medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)


  1. Hippocrates(ProperNoun)

    A Greek physician, circa 5th century BC, sometimes called the "father of medicine."

  2. Origin: From Ἱπποκράτης.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hippocrates(noun)

    a famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C


  1. Hippocrates

    Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with, thus establishing medicine as a profession. However, the achievements of the writers of the Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself are often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician, credited with coining the Hippocratic Oath, still relevant and in use today. He is also credited with greatly advancing the systematic study of clinical medicine, summing up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribing practices for physicians through the Hippocratic Corpus and other works.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hippocrates

    the father of medicine, born at Cos, 460 B.C.; was a contemporary of Socrates and Plato; was of wide-spread renown as a physician; settled in Thessaly and died at Larissa advanced in years; no fewer than 60 writings are ascribed to him, but only a few are genuine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hippocrates in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hippocrates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.

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