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      12-15-2007, 09:39 PM   #31
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The Hippocridiculous Oath......

Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
How would a baby be dealt with that was not a victim of abortion, but was born with the same physical condition?
The baby would be off life support and we would let nature takes its course. Isn't that obvious? She said that very plainly in her article......

Kev, Would you please bold, italicize, or underline all the parts of the hippocratic oath that you do not follow in your practice (this assumes you have taken an oath). Maybe you could mark what parts were left out of your oath, or what parts you would not subscribe to if you had a choice.
The Oath By Hippocrates Written 400 B.C.E [JESUS CHRIST, this piece is written 2400 years ago...... How "un-in" is that?]

I SWEAR by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses [I don't believe in Greek gods coz I'm a Roman Catholic], that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation- to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation [I am paying through my nostrils to go to medical school, so no fee my ass]; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons [The physicians who want their sons to become physicians certainly have no heart coz if you had been through all the beating, you wouldn't want your offspring to through the same crap again[, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; [Wow, this cannot be more outdated. Didn't we discovered a couple hundred years ago that every thing is toxic and it all depends on the dose? Based on this, I can't even let my patients drink, for Christ's sakes] and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. [I really have no problem with abortion or birth control. There are too many of teenagers that are getting pregnant and their lives just spiral out of control. We really don't need any more of those, especially in the inner city neighborhoods.]With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. [Hmm...... I thought that's what surgeons are supposed to do. Also, am I not supposed to do all the office procedures, inserting IV lines, catheters, and stents? Maybe I'll just let all my patients die then? Oh wait.... at the time of Hippocrates, surgeries are performed by Barbers...... Should we let Fanny who works at the hair salon to take out breast lumps at the same time?] Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever, in connection with my professional practice or not, in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times! But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot!


Seriously, this affair of the Hippocratic Oath is a joke. It's so fucking outdated that it doesn't apply to the modern world any more.

I say, god forbids, if you needed surgery or you were diagnosed with cancer, please stay at home and die in agony, because:

1. Anesthesia is the incarnation of the devil
2. Analgesic is also the incarnation of the devil
3. Hippocratic oath said that we can't cut you up. You need to go see a barber for it.
4. All medicines, especially the antineoplastic chemotherapeutics, are deadly, so we should not give you any of those.
5. We should not do any imaging studies except for U/S on you because all radiations are deadly
6. We should not use any nuclear medicine techniques to try to cure the tumor because radiation is deadly
7. We can't give you IV or puncture or cut you in any way, shape, or form

As you can see, you are good as fucked when you are sick....... You can try to ride it out, but you should not be seeing any physicians coz none of use really practices the Hippocratic Oath anymore. Oh wait..... you can see a psychiatrist coz they don't do any of the above.
kev { divinum est sedate dolorem }
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