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Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.


a disease, structure, or species named after a particular person, usually the person who first discovered or described it.

—eponymous (i-pon-i-mŭs) adj.

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Hippocrates (2), of Cos, physician

J. T. Vallance.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 975 words.

Hippocrates (2) of *Cos, probably a contemporary of Socrates (469–399 bce), was the most famous physician of antiquity and one of the least known. The important early corpus of medical writings bears...

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