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Sixty seconds on . . . the Hippocratic oath

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 06 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3404
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London, UK

Ye gods, that’s as old as the hills. What’s new?

Exeter Medical, which has just seen its first cohort of medical students graduate, has put a new spin on the Ancient Greek oath. They promised to “work towards a fairer distribution of health resources,” as well as the usual Hippocratic stuff such as “never intentionally cause harm to patients.” The graduands also promised to oppose policies that breach human …

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