The Oath Of Hippocrates In Ancient Greek - Museum Reproduction For Sale
The oath of Hippocrates in ancient Greek, in paper size 42cm x
In the order include one leaf of the tree of Hippocrates in Kos Island
It's a good gem for a doctor's office or an
I suggest you put the frame on the wall, along
with the leaf of the tree of Hippocrates, as the 2ndpicture.
It is also a good gift.
Note: The frame is not included in the order.
For more information about the tree of
Hippocrates see the website:
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically
taken by physicians and other healthcare professionals swearing to practice
medicine ethically. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates,
often regarded as the father of western medicine, or by one of his students.
The oath is written in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC), and is usually
included in the Hippocratic Corpus. Classical scholar Ludwig Edelstein proposed
that the oath was written by Pythagoreans, a theory that has been questioned
due to the lack of evidence for a school of Pythagorean medicine. Of historic
and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for
practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays the modernized
version of the text varies among them.
The Hippocratic Oath (orkos) is one of the most
widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon
a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical
The English translation of the Hippocratic oath:
" I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius,
Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to
keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who
taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my
goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them
this art; and that by my teaching, I will impart a knowledge of this art to my
own sons, and to my teacher's sons, and to disciples bound by an indenture and
oath according to the medical laws, and no others.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my
patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am
asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a
pessary to cause an abortion.
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my
I will not cut for stone, even for patients in
whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by
practitioners, specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only
for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing
and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with
men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the
exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be
spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my
life and practice my art, respected by all humanity and in all times; but if I
swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my life."
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