Text by 'Father of Medicine' Found in Remote Egyptian Monastery
The manuscript was unearthed by the monastery's monks who were conducting restorations in the centuries-old library.
There's perhaps no doctor in history more famous than Hippocrates. Many medical students today still swear the ancient doctor's oath to adhere to ethical medical principles. While the details of his life are murky (it's even debated whether he wrote the oath or some of the other manuscripts that bear his name), Hippocrates is widely regarded as the "father of Western medicine."
Archaeologists now believe they may have found one of the ancient doctor's medical recipes preserved by centuries-past scholars during the renovation of the world's oldest continuously running library.
While conducting restorations on the St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai, a remote region on a peninsula in northeast Egypt, monks claim to have found a 6th century recipe formulated by