Bust of Hippocrates
(2nd century B.C.) - National Museum, Athens

Bust of Hippocrates

Bust of Hippocrates   23" H
Bonded White Marble onTravertine Base
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Reproduced exactly like the original
with the tip of the nose slightly broken.

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance."
Hippocrates  (460-370 BC)
Hippocrates, a Greek physician (circa 460 B.C. to 377 B.C.) is traditionally revered as the father of medicine. Few details of his life are known to us. It seems that he was the son of a physician and that he traveled widely in Greece and Asia Minor, teaching and practicing his art of medicine. The Hippocratic Collection of writing is generally attributed to him but it is more likely that it constituted a library of the medical school at Kos where he taught. That collection deals with clinical subjects, anatomy, diseases of women and the famous Hippocratic Oath which is sworn to by modern physicians.

This reproduction comes directly from a reproduction cast from the marble original. The original was found near the Odeon on the island of Kos.