Embryology History - Hippocrates

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Hippocrates of Kos, also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and considered the Western "Father of Medicine".[1]

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  1. Duncan JM. The father of medicine. (1876) Edinb Med J. 1876 22(6): 481–499. PMID 29640125
  2. McRae C. Fathers of biology. (1890) Percival & Co. London.

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