Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tree of Hippocrates
From the Gift Tree, Was Planted on
April 25, 2014
Erected 2014 by National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1947.
Location. 38° 59.762′ N, 77° 5.865′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Rockville Pike (Maryland Route 355) 0.1 miles south of Center Drive, on the right when traveling south. On the front lawn of the National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike on the NIH campus. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raven and the Sun (a few steps from this marker); A Totem For Healing (a few steps from this marker); Bear and the Steelhead (a few steps from this marker); President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the NIH Bethesda campus on this site, October 31, 1940 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); From Trolley to Trail: A Brief History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Regarding Tree of Hippocrates. The NIH tree of Hippocrates died in 2013. This replacement tree is a clone of the earlier clone of the tree under which Hippocrates is said to have taught.
Also see . . .
1. Original Tree of Hippocrates Cloned and Planted in Maryland. YouTube video, Published on Apr 25, 2014. (Submitted on April 30, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. DNA fingerprint for Hippocrates' legendary tree. BBC News, 28 April 2014 (Submitted on April 30, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 29, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.