Born: 460 BC
Born In: Kos, Greece
Hippocrates was a Greek physician of the Classical Greece age. He is considered as one of the greatest figures in the history of medicine. As the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine, he is referred to as the 'Father of Western Medicine'. Hippocratic School of Medicine radically changed the system of medicine in ancient Greece. It separated medicine from traditional disciplines such as theurgy and philosophy and established it as a professional discipline. The very commonly known ‘Hippocratic Oath’ has been derived from and credited to the first physician of human history – Hippocrates. Other achievements and noteworthy feats of this great physician include ‘The Hippocratic Corpus’, which is a collection of ancient Greek medical works closely related and associated with Hippocrates and his teachings. The credit for the systematic study of clinical medicine goes to him as he summed up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribed standard practices for physicians through his Hippocratic Corpus and other works.