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Greek physician and philosopher
Considered to have been educated by his father, Heraclides, and his grandfather, dates unknown
Considered to have been trained at the Asklepieion of Kos [Cos], dates unknown
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"The Hippocratic Oath," Hippocratic Corpus, date unknown, translated by Michael North, www.nlm.gov, 2002
Born in Kos [Cos], Greece between 450 and 460 BCE
Died in Larissa, Greece between 370 and 380 BCE
Hippocrates is credited with writing "The Hippocratic Oath" but many scholars are unsure of the exact authorship. The oath is part of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of about 70 texts that are considered the oldest surviving complete medical books, but may have had had multiple authors including Hippocrates' sons, students, and followers.