MH Conversations and Connections Series
Title: Exploring Kos, the Greek Island of Hippocrates, ‘the Father of Medicine’
Date: 14 November, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm HKT
Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, The Jockey Club Building For Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road
Kos distinguishes itself from the other beautiful Greek islands through its association with Hippocrates, the “father of Western medicine”. The Asclepieion of Kos is the sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of healing, where he worked and taught in the 5th century BC.
With his detailed recordings of astute clinical observations, and by introducing the concept of “prognosis”, Hippocrates laid the rational basis for Western medicine. His contemporary in China is Bian Que, known as the “founder of Chinese medicine”. There are similarities between the clinical practice of the two ancient masters.
The Hippocratic Oath is a code of medical ethics and symbol of an ideal associated with his name.
We hope you will join us for this seminar, which is based on Dr Schreiber’s new book “Kos, the Greek Island of Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine” (With a foreword by Professor Rosie Young).
Dr Helen Wai-Ngan Schreiber
Dr Helen Wai-Ngan Schreiber has been practising as a paediatrician for over 30 years in Germany, integrating Chinese and Western holistic natural medicine. She received her medical education in Hong Kong, Britain and Germany. Her interests also include health issues of women and bio-identical hormones.
Guest of Honour:
Professor Rosie Young
Emeritus Professor and Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, HKU
Welcome to join us!
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