Babylon 10
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of Hippocratic oath

Babylon English

physician's oath, pledge made by those about to begin medical practice which is based on the ideals and moral principles put forth by Hippocrates
Hippocratic oath Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

hippocratic oath
hippocratic \hip"po*crat"ic\ (?), a. of or pertaining to hippocrates, or to his teachings.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates
(hypernym) oath
Hippocratic oath Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians and other healthcare professionals swearing to practice medicine honestly. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, often regarded as the father of western medicine, or by one of his students. The oath is written in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC), and is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus. Classical scholar Ludwig Edelstein proposed that the oath was written by Pythagoreans, a theory that has been questioned because of the lack of evidence for a school of Pythagorean medicine. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays the modernized version of the text varies among them.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Hippocratic oath Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
The Hippocratic oath has been the guiding ethical code for physicians since ancient Greece. The oath contains two parts. The first specifies the duties of the physician to his teachers and his obligations in transmitting medical knowledge. The second contains rules to be observed in the treatment of diseases. One of these rules is that the physician should do no harm while trying to help the patient