Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), a Greek physician called "the father of medicine." Nothing reliable is known of his life, but it is said he studied at the temple of Asclepius (god of medicine) on the island of Cos.
WHAT'S INSIDE: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
Many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives, such as mathematics, democracy and even macaroni, date all the way back to ancient times. Look closer at the ancient world on the Ancient Civilizations Channel.