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By Steven H. Miles

This attractive ebook examines what the Hippocratic Oath intended to Greek physicians 2400 years in the past and displays on its relevance to clinical ethics this present day. Drawing at the writings of old physicians, Greek playwrights, and sleek students, every one bankruptcy explores considered one of its passages and concludes with a contemporary case dialogue. The Oath proposes ideas governing the connection among the general practitioner and society and sufferers. It ideas out using poison and a detrimental abortive procedure. It defines integrity and restraint in physicians' speech. the traditional Greek scientific works written through the comparable interval because the Oath show that Greek physicians understood they'd an obligation to prevent clinical error and research from undesirable results. those works confirmed how and why to inform sufferers approximately their illnesses and dire prognoses with a view to boost a partnership for therapeutic and to construct the credibility of the career. Miles makes use of those writings to light up the which means of the Oath in its day and in so doing indicates how and why it continues to be a necessary advisor to the moral perform of medication. this can be a ebook for someone who loves medication and is anxious in regards to the ethics and historical past of this profession.

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