Saturday, February 26, 2022


HIPPOCRATES (Greek, c. 460-370 BCE)

A Greek physician considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, and traditionally referred to as the "Father of Medicine." His school established medicine as a discipline distinct from others (like magic and philosophy) and made it a profession. A modern version of the "Hippocratic Oath" (written originally by him or his followers) is still a legal requirement in some jurisdictions.

  • In the modern version of the "Hippocratic Oath" (which reflects the principles of the "original") the practitioner swears to:
    • respect and transmit the principles of science
    • apply the appropriate amount of treatment
    • remember the art as well as the science of medicine
    • be willing to say "I know not" and consult with colleagues
    • respect the privacy of patients
    • not play at God
    • remember the humanity of the patient
    • prevent disease whenever possible
    • be an upstanding member of society


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