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Oath of Hippocrates

I affirm by all I hold most sacred, that I will be loyal to the profession of medicine and just and generous to its members.

I will use that regimen which according to my ability and judgment will be for the welfare of the sick and the well, and I will refrain from that which will be baneful and injurious. I will not allow race, creed, or political or social position to interfere with the performance of my duty to those under my care. I will guard and nurture the welfare of all people even as I do the health of my patients. I will recognize that I have a responsibility as a citizen, as well as a physician, to seek the betterment of mankind.

Into whatever homes I will enter, it will be for the good of the sick and the well to the utmost of my power, abstaining from any act of injustice or corruption.

Whatever in the lives of men and women I will see or hear which should not be made public, this will I hold in silence, believing that such things should not be spoken.

While I keep this, my oath, inviolate and unbroken, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and my art.