Cornell Medical: Killing of a 2000-year-old tradition.

by Sal on January 24, 2006

in Politics

For over 2000 years, doctors have taken an oath to do no harm known as the Hippocratic oath. Well, in this age of procured abortion on demand and assisted suicide, Cornell Medical decided that the Hippocratic oath was no longer valid, and created their own oath. Here are the results:

I do solemnly vow, to that which I value and hold most dear:
That I
will honor the Profession of Medicine, be just and generous to its members, and
help sustain them in their service to humanity;
That just as I have learned
from those who preceded me, so will I instruct those who follow me in the
science and the art of medicine;
That I will recognize the limits of my
knowledge and pursue lifelong learning to better care for the sick and to
prevent illness;
That I will seek the counsel of others when they are more
expert so as to fulfill my obligation to those who are entrusted to my care;
That I will not withdraw from my patients in their time of need;
That I
will lead my life and practice my art with integrity and honor, using my power
wisely;
That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lives of my patients that
is not fitting to be spoken, I will keep in confidence;
That into whatever
house I shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick;
That I will
maintain this sacred trust, holding myself far aloof from wrong, from
corrupting, from the tempting of others to vice;
That above all else I will
serve the highest interests of my patients through the practice of my science
and my art;
That I will be an advocate for patients in need and strive for
justice in the care of the sick.
I now turn to my calling, promising to
preserve its finest traditions, with the reward of a long experience in the joy
of healing.
I make this vow freely and upon my honor.

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