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Tree of Hippocrates

Plantanus Orientalis

 
 
Tree of Hippocrates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 30, 2011
1. Tree of Hippocrates Marker
Inscription.  From the Greek Island of Cos, Hippocrates is said to have held classes under the parent tree. The cutting for this tree is a gift the town of Cos presented to the National Library of Medicine at the dedication of its new building.
 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 59.814′ N, 77° 5.891′ W. Marker was in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of Center Drive and NIH Gateway Drive, on the right when traveling west on Center Drive. Marker is on the NIH campus at 8600 Wisconsin Avenue, across Center Drive from the National Library of Medicine. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20894, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Tree of Hippocrates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raven and the Sun (about 400 feet away); A Totem For Healing (about 400 feet away); Bear and the Steelhead (about 400 feet away);
Tree of Hippocrates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 30, 2011
2. Tree of Hippocrates Marker
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the NIH Bethesda campus on this site, October 31, 1940 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. ¼ mile away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harm Comes to ‘Tree of Hippocrates’. by Sarah Krosnick in the NIH Record, Vol. LXV, No. 16, August 2, 2013. (Submitted on August 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. ‘Tree of Hippocrates’ Felled,. Replacement Due Soon, NIH Record, 10/25/2013. (Submitted on April 30, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Tree of Hippocrates Marker Missing image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 25, 2013
3. Tree of Hippocrates Marker Missing
The marker has been removed from its pumice stone base.
Tree of Hippocrates Dead image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 25, 2013
4. Tree of Hippocrates Dead
The Tree of Hippocrates did not survive the winter of 2012-2013. In the summer of 2013 the dead tree still stands.
Tree of Hippocrates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 30, 2011
5. Tree of Hippocrates Marker
Tree of Hippocrates Planted 1961 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
6. Tree of Hippocrates Planted 1961
Frank B. Rogers,the first director of the NLM shovels ceremonial dirt on the newly planted tree of Hippocrates. The Greek Ambassador, Alexis Liatis, presented the small tree to the National Library of Medicine when its new building was dedicated on December 14, 1961. (NLM photo)
Leaves and Fruit of the Tree of Hippocrates image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 30, 2011
7. Leaves and Fruit of the Tree of Hippocrates
The National Library of Medicine image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 30, 2011
8. The National Library of Medicine
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 31, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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