Hippocrates, a Greek physician (circa 460 B.C. to 377 B.C.) is traditionally revered as the father of medicine. Few details of his life are known to us. It seems that he was the son of a physician and that he traveled widely in Greece and Asia Minor, teaching and practicing his art of medicine. Hippocrates was a physician and scientist. He was responsible for shifting the medical practice from religious beliefs to scientific medicine. He changed the view that pain and illness were caused by demonic possession or evil spirits and exorcism was the only cure. He believed the cause of illness to be mostly scientific and treatment with natural medicines and special care was the proper cure. Hippocrates felt that every living thing contained certain mixtures of the four primary elements, earth, air, fire and water, called humors. These humors were established by the idea of Essential-ism. This bust of Hippocrates is a wonderful gift for any physician, medical scientist or practitioner.