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.
Eclampsia, first described by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago, is the medical name for seizures during pregnancy.
According to modern botanists, black hellebore is not, as was for long supposed the of Hippocrates.
Hippocrates thus appears to have studied "the natural history of diseases."
In the well-known words of Hippocrates, “οὐδὲν ἕτερον ἑτέρου θειότερον οὐδὲ ἀνθρωπινώτερον, ἀλλὰ πάντα θεῖα.”
This has been recognized, as Hahnemann himself has shown, from the time of Hippocrates.
His only hope now lay in the warm friendship which for so many years had bound him to the Hippocrates of the sixteenth century.
Aristotle was the authority in philosophy, Hippocrates and Galen in medicine.
The collection of Hippocrates's Aphorisms fills seven of the books; no medical work of antiquity can compare with these.
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.