Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 June 2005

232 Pages | 1 map, 2 line illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195188202

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The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

Steven H. Miles

This short work examines what the Hippocratic Oath said to Greek physicians 2400 years ago and reflects on its relevance to medical ethics today. Drawing on the writings of ancient physicians, Greek playwrights, and modern scholars, each chapter explores one passage of the Oath and concludes with a modern case discussion. This book is for anyone who loves medicine and is concerned about the ethics and history of the profession.


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