The official description:
Hippocrates is traditionally seen as the ‘Father of Medicine’. But scholars now doubt whether any of the treatises in the so-called Hippocratic Corpus are in fact by this historical figure. This has not stopped his name – and, by implication, his authority – being attached to various ideas, from medical theories to therapeutic practices: including soup! Dr Jo Brown is working with Professor Helen King on her ‘Hippocrates Electric’ project, examining how ‘Hippocrates’ features in popular beliefs about medicine today.