The sciences, like many other intellectual endeavors, were a focal point of Greek thought. The Ancient Greek Scientists Channel explores the development of Greek scientific thought through the lives of the most pre-eminent scientists of the day.
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. See more »
Dioscorides, Pedanius, a Greek physician of the first century A.D. His five-volume De Materia Medica, on the use of herbs, was still widely used by botanists and physicians in the Middle Ages. See more »