The Greek physician Hippocrates (460-377 B.C) is traditionally regarded as the founder of medicine, scientific discipline and medical ethics.The Hippocratic Oath, taken by ancient and medieval doctors, requires high ethical standards from medical doctors. Its principles are considered important in professional and ethical education of medical doctors even today. The Hippocratic Oath has survived, with over-riding power, the test of time since it addresses the intrinsic nature of medicine. Even those who know little of it or reject parts of it acknowledge it to be a symbol of the values of medicine. It has been argued that it is its drive to the heart of medicine that makes the Hippocratic Oath inspiring even today.
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