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Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
A for Effort, maybe a C when it comes to the specifics.

TIL the phrase "first, do no harm" is not in the Hippocratic Oath. The closest approximation is "I will keep them from harm and injustice", which actually comes after a paragraph of guild-like obligations.

The bits against abortion, euthanasia, and... knives, for some reason... haven't aged particularly well. Though the "I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice" still rings true.

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May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
This is more or less a brief mission statement by Hippocrates. I found it very interesting in regards to his practices in medicine.
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Ippocrate è considerato il fondatore della medicina moderna e per quanto mi faccia strano ammetterlo, è incrdibile come gli autori classici latini e greci fossero avanti con i tempi. non mi sorprende affatto che i nuovi medici debbano tutt'oggi recitare il giuramento di ippocrate prima che venga ufficializzata la loro effettiva entrata nell'ambito medico. ...more
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Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and was considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the "father of medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine. This intellectual school revolutionize ...more

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