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Cos, not Ephesus, was Hippocrates’ birthplace

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Spring


In reference to the caption under the photo of a sycamore tree on Harkness Lawn [“A Nurturing Vision,” Winter 2004], Hippocrates was not born in Ephesus, but rather on the island of Cos off the Ionian coast.

William B. Radcliffe, M.D. ’58
Mitchellville, Md.

Dr. Radcliffe is correct. Due to an editing error we stated the incorrect birthplace for Hippocrates.

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