The Hippocratic Oath

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The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest, most misinterpreted, documents in history. The goal of the oath is to treat the ill to the best of one’s abilities, to protect the privacy of the patient, to pass on the secrets of medicine to the next generations, and more ("Medical Definition of Hippocratic Oath"). This is usually taken by those beginning their medical practices and is still used today. It was written by Hippocrates, who was one of the greatest physicians, in the late fifth century (Walton and Kerridge). Since the Hippocratic Oath is interpreted in different ways, many suggest that it supports euthanasia. The oath is sometimes misinterpreted when it states, “do no harm”. It can be interpreted as someone 's life but it could also be
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