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HIPPOCRATES Widely considered 'the father of Western medicine', in the fifth century BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates advanced the theory that diseases were caused by natural factors, not divine decree. He diagnosed and categorised illnesses scientifically, putting down his discoveries in The Hippocratic Corpus. To this day, medical practitioners take an oath in his name.

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April 23, 2011


HIPPOCRATES Widely considered 'the father of Western medicine', in the fifth century BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates advanced the theory that diseases were caused by natural factors, not divine decree. He diagnosed and categorised illnesses scientifically, putting down his discoveries in The Hippocratic Corpus. To this day, medical practitioners take an oath in his name.

IBN SINA - A Persian physician of the 10th century, Ibn Sina wrote The Book of Healingand The Canon of Medicine, classic texts taught in contemporary medical schools. After healing the emir of the Samanid dynasty and tackling Aristotle's philosophy, Sina researched contagious diseases, medication, visual anatomy and the relationship between exercise, climate and health.

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April 23, 2011


IBN SINA - A Persian physician of the 10th century, Ibn Sina wrote The Book of Healingand The Canon of Medicine, classic texts taught in contemporary medical schools. After healing the emir of the Samanid dynasty and tackling Aristotle's philosophy, Sina researched contagious diseases, medication, visual anatomy and the relationship between exercise, climate and health.

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE - Nightingale became famous as the 'lady with the lamp' through the mid-19th century Crimean War, nursing British soldiers. She wrote Notes on Nursing, founding modern teaching of the subject, emphasising sanitation. She also wrote Cassandra, an essay criticising the limiting of women's lives to marriage, instead of discussing service to society and God.

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April 23, 2011


FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE - Nightingale became famous as the 'lady with the lamp' through the mid-19th century Crimean War, nursing British soldiers. She wrote Notes on Nursing, founding modern teaching of the subject, emphasising sanitation. She also wrote Cassandra, an essay criticising the limiting of women's lives to marriage, instead of discussing service to society and God.

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Surendra Mohan SharmaApr 23rd, 2011 at 18:37 PM

now the doctors most of them forgot that

 
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