Hippocrates' influence on the origins of neurosurgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hippocrates is widely considered the father of medicine. His contributions revolutionized the practice of medicine and laid the foundation for modern-day neurosurgery. He inspired several generations to follow his vision, by pioneering the rigorous clinical evaluation of cranial and spinal disorders and combining this approach with a humanistic and ethical perspective focused on the individuality of the patient. His legacy has forever shaped the field of medicine and his cumulative works on head injuries and spinal deformities led to the basic understanding of many of the fundamental neurosurgical principles in use today.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chang, A; Lad, EM; Lad, SP

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • E9 -

PubMed ID

  • 17961056

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1092-0684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/foc.2007.23.1.9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States