Hippocates

“People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don’t have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it’s divine. And so it is with everything in the universe”
Hippocrates

A conventionalized image in a Roman "portrait" bust (19th-century engraving) Native name Ἱπποκράτης Born c. 460 BC Kos, Ancient Greece Died c.370 BC Larissa, Ancient Greece Ethnicity Greek Occupation Physician Era Classical Greece Title: The Father of Western Medicine

Hippocrates of Kos A conventionalized image in a Roman “portrait” bust (19th-century engraving)
Native name Ἱπποκράτης
Born c. 460 BC
Kos, Ancient Greece
Died c.370 BC
Larissa, Ancient Greece
Ethnicity Greek
Occupation Physician
Era Classical Greece
Title: The Father of Western Medicine

Hippocrates of Kos (/hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the “Father of Western Medicine” in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.

Hippocrates is credited with being the first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, not because of superstition and gods. Hippocrates was credited by the disciples of Pythagoras of allying philosophy and medicine. He separated the discipline of medicine from religion, believing and arguing that disease was not a punishment inflicted by the gods but rather the product of environmental factors, diet, and living habits. Indeed there is not a single mention of a mystical illness in the entirety of the Hippocratic Corpus. However, Hippocrates did work with many convictions that were based on what is now known to be incorrect anatomy and physiology, such as Humorism.

Source: Wikipedia

Ursus Wehrli Ted Talk

November 13, 2008 Ted Talk

Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size. Beyond the whimsy is a serious message to honor and balance creativity and messiness, form and chaos.