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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 b. c.

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

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From Ancient Greek Ἱπποκράτης (Hippokratēs). (Wiktionary)

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