Monday, April 13, 2009

Africa the Mother of Medicine

"I have heard that history belongs to the victors. This may be true but only on a small time scale. Truth finally catches up. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, is considered to be the father of medicine. This falsehood persists worldwide in spite of growing evidence to the contrary. If medicine does have a parent, it is East Africa. In 2009, I published an article in the Townsend Letter entitled 'The Eastern Track of Medicine: From East Africa to South India—and Beyond' to put forth my hypothesis concerning the African origin of the earlier healing traditions."

Dr. Ali, New York City

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