A painting of Hippocrates
As medicine on Earth slowly advanced, new practices were being used, and new knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, psychology, and botany (by way of herbs and plants being used as cures) was being gathered. Soon, people started devoting their lives to the study of medicine, and one of the most knowledgeable people to have ever done so was Hippocrates. Hippocrates is regarded as the father of modern medicine due to his extensive study of medicine and the human body. He believed that when someone became ill, it was not because of evil spirits or the wrath of the gods, but instead that there was a physical and rational explanation and that the body must be treated as a whole in order for the person to recover. Due to this belief, Hippocrates was able to accurately explain diseases and illnesses, and was the first physician to accurately state the symptoms of pneumonia and epilepsy in children. Hippocrates also observed that certain people had high tolerance levels for certain illnesses where others had low tolerance levels. Hippocrates' work has greatly influenced modern medicine today. Over thousands of years, humans and their practices became more logical and thought-out, looking for what really caused someone's illness instead of being theories that revolved around spirits and magic. As time advanced, new medical procedures were being discovered yearly, then monthly, then weekly, and now daily, much to the help of ancient doctors.