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"Hippocrates of Kos", was a Greeks/Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the List of persons considered father or mother of a scientific field#Medicine and physiology/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 theurgy and philosophy, thus establishing medicine as a profession.

However, the achievements of the writers of the Hippocratic Corpus/Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself were often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the wikt:paragon/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.

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Many admire, few know.

The art is long, life is short.

Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy.

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.

Walking is man's best medicine.

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

As to diseases make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.

Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.