LASTMAN, Pieter Pietersz.
(b. 1583, Amsterdam, d. 1633, Amsterdam)

Hippocrates and Democritus

1622
Oil on panel, 111 x 115 cm
Musée des Beaux Arts, Lille

Hippocrates of Kos (c. 460-c. 370 BC), was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He learned medicine from his father and grandfather, and studied other subjects with Democritus.




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