Ancient Greek Healthcare

average lifespan for the Ancient Greeks
25 to 35 years
Almaceon
identified the brain as the physiological site of the senses
Hippocrates

Hippocrates
Father of Medicine; developed organized method to observe the human body; recorded signs and symptoms of many diseases; created a high standard of ethics used by physicians today
Oath of Hippocrates
Oath of Hippocrates
high standard of ethics established by Hippocrates that physicians still use today
therapies used by Ancient Greeks
massage, art therapy, herbal treatment
Aristotle
Aristotle
dissected animals; father of comparative anatomy
Ancient Greeks
began modern medical science by observing human body and effects of disease; believed illness is a result of natural causes; stressed diet and cleanliness as ways to prevent disease

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