Of Hippocratic medicine, Pythagoras, and voluntaryism

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June 12, 2011
by Carl Watner  
Posted in Commentary

"The physician's obligations toward the State (if any ever existed) are not mentioned in the Oath. It is clear from the text, and the history of Greek medicine, that no public authority was ever charged with the responsibility of enforcing it. The obligations of the Hippocratic Oath are ones accepted by the physician of his own free will." (06/10/11)


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