Hippocrates, the Physician03-02-2013 17:32Hippocrates is usually considered to be the founder of scientific medical practice and frequently referred to as the “father of Western medicine” and founder of the “Hippocratic oath”. Hippokrates was born on Kos Island, into a family of priests, claiming to be descendants of Asclepius.
He traveled throughout Greece to study Philosophy and returned to his homeland Cos to practice healing and medicine and established a school that became renowned in the ancient world.
Although, Hippocrates was not the first physician, he was for sure the first to rationalize the causes and the effects, systematizing the already conquered fields of knowledge on medicine and put theory in practice.
He also noted that diet, occupation, and climate were important factors in causing diseases and that the physician should use natural treatments to cure them, establishing the diagnosis.
He was also the first to describe some clinical symptoms that have been named after him as an honor: Hippocratic fingers (a deformity of the fingers and fingernails), Hippocratic succussion (the internal splashing noise of hydropneumothorax). Hippocrates also was the inventor of some medicine tools like Hippocratic bench and Hippocratic bandage are two devices named after Hippocrates.
Hippocrates is also credited with establishing a code of conduct for all new doctors coming out of the ancient Hippocratic School, the Hippocratic Oath. This vow is his legacy to his contribution to medicine and emphasizes the importance of ethical conduct. This oath is still administered to medical school graduates today, two and a half millennia later and remains the modern-day standard for behavior in the field of medicine.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
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