IMAT 2011 Q2 [Father of Western Medicine]

Which ancient Greek is referred to as the father of Western medicine?

A. Aristophanes

B. Aristotle

C. Hippocrates

D. Plato

E. Socrates

The father of western medicine was Hippocrates.

Aristophanes was the greatest of the writers of the original Greek comedy , which flourished in Athens in the fifth century B.C.E.

Aristotle was one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived and the first genuine scientist in history . He made pioneering contributions to all fields of philosophy and science, he invented the field of formal logic, and he identified the various scientific disciplines and explored their relationships to each other.

Plato’s most famous work is the Republic , which details a wise society run by a philosopher. He is also famous for his dialogues (early, middle, and late), which showcase his metaphysical theory of forms—something else he is well known for.

Socrates of Athens (l. c. 470/469-399 BCE) is among the most famous figures in world history for his contributions to the development of ancient Greek philosophy which provided the foundation for all of Western Philosophy . He is, in fact, known as the “Father of Western Philosophy” for this