Hippocrates and his principles of medical ethics.

  title={Hippocrates and his principles of medical ethics.},
  author={M Gerykov Bujalkova},
  journal={Bratislavske lekarske listy},
  volume={102 2},
"The Father of Medicine", as Antiquity called Hippocrates has left rich medical and ethical heritage for us. His heritage--the collection of treatises Corpus Hippocraticum, from 5th and 4th centuries BC, comprise not only general medical prescriptions, descriptions of diseases, diagnoses, dietary recommendations etc., but also his opinion on professional ethics of a physician. The Hippocratic Oath, taken by ancient and medieval doctors, requires high ethical standards from medical doctors. Its… CONTINUE READING

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