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The Hippocratic oath

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:414
  1. I Loudon
  1. Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9EH.

    EDITOR, - In the Editor's Choice in the issue of 9 July the editor asked, “When did medical schools stop administering the Hippocratic oath and why?” Perhaps the question should be, was it ever administered in any medical school at any time, and if so where and when?

    There is a widespread public belief that the oath is still administered to all doctors …

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