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Hippokrates of Kos (c. 460 BCE – c. 370 BCE), alternatively Hippocrates, was a Greek physician who is widely credited as the "Father of Medicine" for his enduring contributions to the field. He revolutionized medicine by subjecting it to systematic study rather than depending on religious guidance, a methodology that clashed with the orthodox views in Greece during his time.[1]

Religiously devout citizens deemed his secular approach to curing disease impious — as though to attempt to defy what the gods have already willed. Despite this controversy, his efficacy attracted those in need of proper medical treatment who would meet him in secret for his services if their local area was especially conservative. This also drew several apprentices to him, one of which was Sostratos. For reasons, he would be targeted by the Cult of Kosmos. He would be aided by Kassandra, who came to question him about her mother.[1]

Trivia

  • Being regarded as the 'Father of Medicine', Hippocratic Oath derives its name from his; it's the oath that compels a physician to follow specific ethical standards, one of the key principles of which is "do no harm".

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Characters. Ubisoft. Accessed 14 June 2018.