Visual Timeline: Greek Medicine

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800 BCE - 700 BCE: Homer's Iliad is composed with mention of medical treatment in Greek warfare.
 
700 BCE: First Greek medical school opens in Cnidus.
 
500 BCE: Asclepius becomes principal god of worship at Epidaurus.
 
460 BCE - 377 BCE: Traditional dates for the life of Hippocrates in Greece, the "father of medicine" and inventor of the Hippocratic Oath for physicians.
 
400 BCE - 390 BCE: A sanctuary to Asclepius is built at Agrigento.
 
325 BCE - 280 BCE: Life of Herophilus of Chalcedon, who studied the brain and the nervous system, attributing intelligence to the brain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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