"FATHER OF HOMEOPATHY"
As it was presented to me, Hippocrates had a great deal to do with natural medicine and nutrition as we know it today. Many great quotes have been attributed to him. "Let food be your medicine, and Let likes be cured by likes". These are the tenants by which we care for our patients at our office. The healthy foods we take into ourselves are invaluable in preserving our health.
Homeopathy is based on "Similia Similibus Curanteur" let likes be cured by likes. It was Samuel Hahnemann (see Hahnemann) in the 1700's who put this wisdom into an organized, practical medical science.
Hippocrates also promoted hygiene in surgical technique and daily living. We owe much to him.