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  • The Hippocratic oath prevents doctors and medical personnel from participating in executions, so Alabama officials planned for untrained correctional staff to take a knife and make a two-inch incision in Mr. Nelson’s arm or groin so that they could find a vein in which to inject him with toxins and kill him.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • To Nathan, brother of a first-rate doctor, a young man who considered himself a dedicated scientist (and for whom the canons of medical ethics were as sacred as if he himself had taken the Hippocratic oath), the idea of her laboring in the employ of a quack was nearly intolerable.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • On the day I swore to uphold the Hippocratic oath, the small hairs on the back of my neck stood up as I waited for lightning to strike.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In the past the Bushido code had been as specialized and isolated as the Hippocratic oath.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • Killing a man was a violation of the Hippocratic oath; doctors were contacted privately by the Department of Corrections, and the whole event was kept secret.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "Hema, we have an obligation, to the patient . the Hippocratic oath—" She laughed, a bitter, cutting sound.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Hippocratic Oath They stayed at the edge of the Rusty Ruins.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The Hippocratic Oath, written in the fourth century BC, didn’t require patient consent.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He took down the faded pictures, except for the one of the physician arguing with Death for the nude body of a female patient, and the Hippocratic Oath printed in Gothic letters, and he hung in their place, next to his father’s only diploma, the many diverse ones he himself had received with highest honors from various schools in Europe.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • We have the equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man

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  • The Hippocratic oath is if you are sitting in London and drinking tea.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But like the Nuremberg Code and the American Medical Association Code of Ethics, which clearly said that doctors should keep patient information confidential, the Hippocratic Oath wasn’t law.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art Hippocratic Oath Theirs is the stoneless fruit of love Whose love is returned.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Patient confidentiality has been an ethical tenet for centuries: the Hippocratic Oath, which most doctors take when graduating from medical school, says that being a physician requires the promise of confidentiality because without it, patients would never disclose the deeply personal information needed to make medical diagnoses.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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