Bust from a statue of Hippocrates that was found near the Odeon on the Island of Kos.
Greek physician, traditionally revered as the father of medicine. Son of a physician, traveled widely in Greece and Asia Minor, teaching and practising his art of medicine. The famous Hippocratic Oath which is a sworn to by new physicians is attributed to him. 2nd century B.C.
Athens, Archaelogical Museum.