Nearly 2,500 years ago on Kos Island in the southeastern Aegean sea, Greek physician Hippocrates founded the science of medicine. By diagnosing disease through extensive research and observations, along with descriptions of symptoms in order to find an ailment, Hippocrates unknowingly became the first doctor in history. Since then, medicine has developed into an area of ​​study that has one goal in mind: to save lives. Even today, doctors must swear to the Hippocratic Oath, which is a widely known Greek text describing the importance of upholding ethical medicinal practices. 

Since then

Through the past two and a half centuries, medicine has changed with the times. In the Middle Ages, doctors would treat the Bubonic Plague as if it were a condemnation of religious torture. The Renaissance introduced the scientific method, which incorporated a whole new philosophy behind the practice itself. Now, medicine is being influenced by technology. In Solow’s Growth Model, which describes economic growth in the very long run, the advancement of human civilization takes place due to a single factor, and that is technological growth. At Kos Inc., the amalgamation of medicine and technology are at the forefront of modern health care.

Through the past two and a half centuries

Kos Inc. has spent the past 7 years investigating the symptoms of various diseases in order to build impressive databases for each disease. These databases came from countless research papers, and their collection was used to build a model for every disease experimented. With nearly 7,000 to 8,000 data points, the models were used to take predictive measures in order to catch diseases in early stage.

From Greek medicine to modern surgery

In taking the Hippocratic oath, doctors swear to share scientific findings with the medical community for the betterment of society as a whole. From Greek medicine to modern surgery, the importance of bettering the practice has allowed for the improvement of medicine.

© 2024 Kos Inc. All rights reserved.