Tree of Hippocrates

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Tree of Hippocrates at its dedication (Photo Credit: medicine.umich.edu)
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A bust of Hippocrates and a plaque with his Oath can be found on the U-M Medical Campus. Even more impressively, perhaps, the same grounds also boast the very tree under which the historical Hippocrates was said to have lectured to his students. Well not the actual tree, per se, but an exact copy, or “clone,” made from the legendary ancient tree on the island of Cos. The U-M medical school was the first to receive such a clone in October 2014, demonstrating both its commitment to the past as well as its place at the forefront of medical advancement in the present and future.

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