Hippocratic Oath

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he Hippocratic Oath is an ethical code attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. It was adopted as a guide to conduct by the medical profession throughout the ages and is still used in the graduation ceremonies of many medical schools (). The code has been handed down in various versions through generations of physicians. However, the original was chosen by the General assembly. I believe the General Assembly of the World Medical Association chose the Hippocratic Oath as the official oath of the modern profession because religion, sexism and slavery was normal and prominent in 1948. The oath fit perfectly with the time that those doctors lived in. They chose this oath so that doctors had an idea of the kind of conduct they are

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