Black History: Imhotep as the Father of Medicine, not Hippocrates

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It became almost necessary for the Europeans to Whiten up parts of Black history when they began to take up parts of the world in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Going back and taking all the White away to show Africans the original identity and certain faces in history is the first step toward reclaiming African superiority, for the future.

For example, long before the birth of Christ, one of the most prominent black personalities was Imhotep, an architect in Kemet (ancient Egypt) who was practicing medicine and writing on the subject 2,200 years before Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, was born. 

The Hippocratic oath is an oath that all doctors take before they practice medicine. It pays respect to Hippocrates -a Greek practitioner of medicine in the ancient Western world. The Hippocratic oath pays homage to all forces and people that helped Hippocrates develop the medical profession.

White people call Hippocrates the Father of Medicine. But, with a careful study of African History, one discovers that Hippocrates is not the real Father of Medicine, but Imhotep.

He is the first personality in recorded history about whom much is known. The great Imhotep was the world’s first multi-genius. Imhotep’s name means he who comes in peace.

He was a scientist, scribe, philosopher, astronomer mathematician, architect, historian, and doctor. He was so great that later generations worshipped him as a god.

He built the world’s first step pyramid at Saqqara in Kemet, thousands of years ago before Judaism, Christianity, and Al-Islam even existed. The step pyramid is still present today in Kemet.

It is complex and contains the oldest masonry building in the world and it was also built in 2630 B.C.E. (Before the Christian Era) for King Djoser.

Following Imhotep’s example, new architects arose to construct the Great Pyramids of Giza in honor of Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. The Great Pyramids of Giza were created by the Nilo Saharan (Africans along River Nile and in the Sahara) people before Western religions (i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and Al-Islam). They are the greatest wonders of world.

All these momentous constructions in Kemet happened before the invasions of the Jews, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, and Arabs.

Unfortunately, White supremacy and the system of racism has whitewashed him in history. In other words, racist scholars have made Imhotep White or a non-African. However, Hippocrates gives credit to Imhotep in his oath, but he calls him by the Greek name-Asclepius – the Greek God of Medicine.

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