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The Ancient Greek Remedy for Depression Still Used Today

Medicine played a central role in Ancient Greek culture, as it did in history at large. The oath of Hippocrates is still taken by young medicine students internationally today. Ancient Greek medical practices date back to the very early Mycenean...

Five Things the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us About Medicine Today

Medicine has changed beyond recognition in the last 2,000 years. So why should we still care what the ancient Greeks thought of Western medicine? By Helen King The ancient Greeks are widely seen as having been the founders of Western medicine...

Hippocrates, the Greek Father of Modern Medicine

Born on the island of Kos, c. 460 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine.