Hippocrates Tree

Tree of Hippocrates, Kos, Greece
Tree of Hippocrates, Kos, Greece

“The Tree of Hippocrates is the plane tree (or platane, in Europe) under which, according to the legendHippocrates of Kos (considered the father of medicine) taught his pupils the art of medicinePaul of Tarsus purportedly taught here as well. The Platanus in Kos is an oriental plane (Platanus orientalis), with a crown diameter of about 12 metres, said to be the largest for a plane tree in Europe.”


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