Hippocratic oath

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Hippocratic oath

an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates (?460--?337), Greek physician commonly regarded as the father of medicine

Hippocratic oath

ethical code of medicine. [Western Culture: EB, 11: 827]
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Paula is also a doctor - you know, hypocratic oath, pledged to save life not to take it and all that nonsense - so she'll know exactly which part of Lawal's head needs to be hit hardest to do the most damage.
May the skill of the surgeons be guided not only by the dictates of the Hypocratic Oath but by the knowledge that by giving the chance of life - half a loaf being better than none - it is far better than qualifying the myths and whims associated with ecclesiastical clap-trap
Except for national politicians who take a Hypocratic Oath upon election to office.