Skeptical and Natural Philosophy

Medicine and Philosophy

When did medicine become separate from philosophy?

Although Hippocrates of Cos II, or Hippokrates of Kos (c. 465–370 B.C.E.) is credited with being the “father of medicine,” Aristotle and Theophrastus (371–c. 287 B.C.E.) wrote about Alcmaeon of Croton as the founder of medicine during the second half of the sixth century B.C.E.


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