For many centuries in ancient history, people believed illnesses were handed down by the gods. In the fifth century BCE, a Greek physician named Hippocrates changed that attitude. He began looking for natural causes of illnesses. Because of his efforts, today Hippocrates is known as the “Father of Medicine.”

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Biography of Ancient Civilization
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Age Level: 9-12
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I enjoyed the excerpts on ancient medicine and modern applications (leeches and maggots, for example). I also found interesting the information on Hippocratic Medicine as the foundation of much of the science of medicine that has followed. (Michelle, Goodreads)