Hippocrates Ancient Greek God of Medicine Statue

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Hippocrates Ancient Greek God of Medicine Statue

This Hippocrates statue shows the God who is the father of Medicine depicted with his Oath in hand, as well as a staff and the snake of regeneration and renewal.

Hippocrates, a Greek physician (circa 460 to 377 B.C.) is traditionally revered as the Father of Medicine. Few details of his life are known, but it seems he was the son of a physician who traveled widely in Greece and Asia Minor, teaching and practicing the art and science of medicine.

The Hippocratic collection of writings is generally attributed to him, but is more likely that it constituted a library of the medical school at Kos where he taught.

The collection deals with clinical subjects, anatomy, diseases of women and children, treatments through diet and herbs, prognosis, surgery and medical ethics. The latter gave rise to the famous hippocratic oath which is sworn to by modern physicians.

13 in. high / 33.02 cm
Base: 3 in. x 4 in. (7.62cm x 10.16cm)
Material: Hand finished warm faux bronze resin