Hippocrates’ influence on the origins of neurosurgery

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Anna Chang, Eleonora Lad, Shivanand P Lad.


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.

(Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5884925_Hippocrates’_influence_on_the_origins_of_neurosurgery)


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