That's it??? No, even worse (or better)

Posted by Keith Rennie on December 05, 2004

In Reply to: That's it??? posted by Lotg on December 05, 2004

: : : In the classic Hippocratic Oath, there was the demand to -- first--- do no harm to a patient. This phrase
: : : is the sensible shorthand to an approach to actions of all kinds. It is instructive (and a bit stirring) to read the Classic Hippocratic Oath in the link below, and the modern one.

: : : wgbh/nova/doctors/oath_classical.html

: : wgbh/nova/doctors/oath_classical.html

: Wow Ward, this one worries me. Do you mean that the best they have to offer is they'll try not to hurt us? I was hoping for a slightly greater commitment than that. ---GODDESS

From my sister, a doctor in NZ:

"You shall not kill, but shall not strive
Officiously to keep alive".
- Keith