remembering hippocrates

Here is the inscription from beneath the tree in yesterday’s photo:
This tree grew from a seed of the plane tree under which Hippocrates taught on the island of Cos: It was planted on this site by the Victoria Medical Society celebrating the 75 anniversary of its foundation and signifying the spirit of co-operation between the Victoria Medical Society and the University of Victoria. May 6, 1970.

To me this was quite exciting—even more exciting is the fact that I brought back some of the leaves from this tree for a friend who I know likes to collect and press leaves and I also brought back some seeds from the tree and I am going to try and grow them!

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