International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos

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International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos

International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos
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Kathy M
Codicote, UK101 contributions
A lovely cool building housing a small museum of Hippocrates. Lots of information about medicine at that time, and about Hippocrates's family on posters- takes some time to read it all. All the various herbs and the instruments that were used, for example, to 'reset bones' (looks like a torture chamber). A very helpful French gentleman told us a lot about the herbs, There is also a herb garden which at the moment could do with more plants being labelled.
Biggest problem is timing your transport- we would have like a lot more time, but had a car waiting.
Written July 18, 2022
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
This Foundation is near Asklepion, an international Foundation to organize meetings for doctors, in a charming natural environnment, very interesting place, to visit.
Written February 28, 2020
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Mrs Rachel H
87 contributions
A really interesting look at Hippocrates family history and the impact he had on medicine.
Some great exhibits to look at and a beautiful garden featuring the herbs and flowers he worked with.
We were given a tour and talk on arrival by a really friendly and informative guide, before being left to explore on our own.
€3 each entry
Wouldn’t be very interesting for young children, and lots of statues balanced on plinths
Written August 28, 2019
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JJ N
Vancouver, Canada43 contributions
Couples
Quick but super interesting museum detailing medical knowledge at the time of Hippocrates, and some of his beliefs and contributions. It's only a few rooms, but there are lots of posters with info, and some really cool displays of the medicines and instruments. It's near the 'medical school ruins', very cheap admission (3 E) and included a brief intro by the staff. If you're interested in history at all, I'm not sure how you could miss this being on the island where Hippocrates is from!
Written May 10, 2019
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bpridden
Birmingham, UK19 contributions
Couples
We were not quite sure what we were visiting after seeing the signpost to the 'International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos', but decided to go and have a look. It was absolutely fascinating, showing the history of the use of herbs and other plants in medicine, showing how dislocated bones were reset, and the repair of fractures amongst many other things. What was particularly interesting was reading about which plants were used for what ailments - staggering to discover that similar medicines are used today. Some of the tools used in treatments, such as trepanning saws, haven't changed in over two millennia! Well worth a visit.
Written November 2, 2018
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Halim Kurt
Izmir, Turkey1,226 contributions
Family
I am sure there are many valuable things left from hippocrates.. however, they are presented well here... very old and school type building is being used as a museum... very poor presentation... dont waste your time giong there
Written August 23, 2018
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SHAILESH M
Pune, India47 contributions
Couples
This a sort of 'down memory lane' of medical history & development of ancient nascent medicine. If in Kos this place is definitely recommended.
Written May 2, 2018
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Emma J
Brighton, UK10 contributions
Couples
Pros:
- Information is of high quality and interesting
- Translated into English in the Museum and accompanied by helpful diagrams and facts

Cons:
- Botanical gardens must be difficult to maintain in the heat and lack of English translation makes this element less engaging
- If funding was available to make the museum interactive it would be outstanding

I didn't visit the inside of the Asklepion were the patients were nursed back to health (short bus trip/ cycle ride away) because I'd spent about 2 hours reading everything in the Museum!
It looked OK from the outside but I couldn't justify the additional 6 euros and I needed to sit down!
Written October 18, 2017
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Schipa
New York City, NY168 contributions
Family
Beautifully situated. Has a lot of interesting information about Hippocrates and ancient medicine well displayed: the examination room and bench, details about various medical practices, old manuscripts, etc. Fascinating stuff. The herb garden and herbs are a nice reminder about the value of more simple healing practices. Those expecting an English flower garden will be disappointed, since they have an herb garden which does not flower much during the summer. But it has it’s own beautiful rhythms and smells. One gets the sense that it does not have a lot of visitors, since most tourists are there for the beaches and drinks at their hotels. At least they are trying. A definite must for kids.
Written July 24, 2017
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fab_ab21
Basingstoke, UK63 contributions
Couples
If you are passing by, please do stop. It is interesting. Otherwise don't make the journey just for this museum. With 4 rooms full of interesting information, The museum was designed and built in late 70's. It has not evolved since due fund shortage. Not sure about the herbs garden, most plants were dry (wrong season?)The views were great.
Written June 28, 2017
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