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The Greek physician lived during Greece’s Classical period and is traditionally regarded as the father of medicine.
About 60 medical writings have survived that bear his name – although most of these were not written by him.
But this new archaeological evidence identifies beyond doubt some of the species of parasites that infected people in the region.
The parasites were first described by Hippocrates 2,500 years ago.
Scroll down for video Scientists analysed faeces from prehistoric burials on the Greek island of Kea and discovered eggs from two species of parasitic worm dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.