An Oath that expressed the ideals of the medical profession

This present day it would not be bad if those working in the medical field checked if they still would work and live according to their Hippocratic Oath.

Hippocratic oath, ethical code attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, adopted as a guide to conduct by the medical profession throughout the ages and still used in the graduation ceremonies of many medical schools. {Encyclopeadia Britannica on Hippocratic oath}

By the time passing lots of people did loose the connection of man and nature, and came to find it not so that the elements, temperament, bodily humours, organs and systems, the vital spirit, faculties or powers and functions have to interact with each other. Today not many believe (like I and many others believe), that these seven natural components maintain the balance in the natural constitution of the human body.

In the present world the synthetic drug became the master element in treating the living beings. The ones in power do everything to silence the proponents and users of homeo- and phythotherapy.

Over the centuries the Hippocratic Oath has expressed the ideals of the medical profession, although nowadays other versions have supplanted it for graduating medical students – if they take any oath at all.
If taken literally the Oath is an anachronism. Who today

“swears by Apollo Physician, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses”?

Lots of those medics would even not be interested in one or more gods and often have come to stand far away from the “Creation”. though we may not forget that there are still several doctors looking up at the Most High Creator and willing to honour Him.

There has been a time when it was considered very important for the one treating a person to the ethic mandates, written down by Hippocrates, to help and not harm the sick. Relying on Greek myth, drama, and medical experience (e.g., homeopathy), throughout the ages this medical ethic arose from reflection on the most vexing medical-ethical problem — injury caused by a physician. In the second World War several doctors were not afraid to cross the line of all decent thinking and moral ethics. Many experiments were done on innocent victims.

We would think that period would have done away with and soon forgotten not to occur again, though in the 1960s we could find other countries outside Europe were such experiments were done again. Deliberate iatrogenic harm was demanded by state and war leaders. From the 1970ies we also found people again looking for a doctor choosing to kill (physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, and involvement in capital punishment).

Medicine as a profession necessarily involves stating before others what one stands for: the good one seeks and the bad one seeks to avoid on behalf of the sick, and rejects the view that medicine is purely a technique lacking its own unique internal ethic.

We must know that medicine is hardly alone in needing strong ethical guidelines. For all professions there have to be sets of regulations but also moral views how it can fit in our human society.

People have come to look at life of plant, animal and human as just being a little part or an insurmountable fact of general happening. Lots of people do not value the life of a plant or animal and by doing so bring the value of human life in a downwards spiral.
In certain countries lots of people are considering if it would not be better to end life of certain older people. Often it is not because that would be better for them, but more because than, those costs to keep them alive could be diminished.

Many have forgotten that the deliberate taking of an innocent life is, and will remain, murder.



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To relive that what happened in the past

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The Oak Tree stands, silent, gazing . . .


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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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