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Published: 18 December 2017 (Estimated)

208 Pages

178x127mm

ISBN: 9780190673673


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Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

The Birth of the Medical Profession

T.A. Cavanaugh

  • Presents an extensive consideration of the Hippocratic Oath grounded in Ancient Greek myth, drama, culture, and language
  • Considers the vexing medical-ethical problem of physician-inflicted harm in the context of the Hippocratic Oath
  • Argues that medicine as a profession has its own exclusively therapeutic ethic
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