Bust Cast of Hippocrates
source: Wikimedia Commons
A photograph shows a cast of a marble bust of Hippocrates. He is balding and wears short hair with a short beard. A piece of fabric is draped around his neck.
This bust cast depicts Hippocrates (460–370 BC), a Greek physician widely referred to as the Father of Modern Medicine. He was one of the earliest influential figures in the transition from supernaturalistic to naturalistic causes in medicine, attributing diseases and ailments to things factors as diet, environment, and contact with animals.
At the time of photograph, this work was housed in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia.
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