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Greek Americans Make Snow Sculpture of Hippocrates in Astoria

A pair of Greek-American artists used New York's snowy weather to beautify their neighborhood by making a snow sculpture of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Melissa Vadakara and Marios Tzavellas, residents of the Greek-American hub of Astoria, who are prolific...

Chinese Doctors Take Hippocratic Oath on Greek Island of Kos

Chinese doctors participated in a Wednesday ceremony which revived the Hippocratic Oath at its very birthplace, the Asclepeion archaeological site on the Greek island of Kos in the Aegean Sea. The Asclepeion is where Hippocrates, who lived from 460-370 BC...

Hippocrates on Obesity and the Sedentary Life

Hippocrate of Kos (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a physician of Greece's Classical era who is considered to be the "Father of Medicine", as he was the first who believed that diseases are caused...

How Was Cancer Treated in Ancient Greece?

Even though the first case of cancer was recorded in Egypt in 1600 BC, it was Hippocrates (410-360 BC), the father of medicine, who identified and gave the name "cancer" to the illness that blights humanity to this day. Hippocrates...

Greek Doctors Renew Their Hippocratic Oath on Kos (video)

Greek and foreign doctors have taken part in a special ceremony on the island of Kos to renew their Hippocratic Oath. The medics were on the island over the weekend as part of an international conference on health tourism. Kos is the...

Ancient Faeces Reveal Parasites Described by Hippocrates

University of Cambridge scientists have discovered evidence of the parasitic worms described 2,500 years ago in the writings of Hippocrates – the most influential works of classical medicine. Researchers Evilena Anastasiou and Piers Mitchell, used microscopy to study soil formed...