Origin and Uses of Primum Non Nocere—Above All, Do No Harm!

@article{Smith2005OriginAU,
  title={Origin and Uses of Primum Non Nocere—Above All, Do No Harm!},
  author={Cedric M. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45}
}
The so‐called Hippocratic injunction to do no harm has been an axiom central to clinical pharmacology and to the education of medical and graduate students. With the recent reexamination of the nature and magnitude of adverse reactions to drugs, the purposes of this research and review were to discover the origin of this unique Latin expression. It has been reported that the author was neither Hippocrates nor Galen. Searches of writings back to the Middle Ages have uncovered the appearance of… Expand
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