ABSTRACT

"..... The regimen I adopt (medicine) shall be for the benefit of my patients according to my ability and judgment, and not for their hurt or for any wrong. I will give no deadly drug to any, though it be asked of me, nor will counsel such.... Whatsoever house I enter, there I will go for the benefit of the sick, refraining from all wrong doing, or corruption, and especially from any act of seduction, of male or female, or bond or free. Whatsoever things I see or hear concerning the life of men, in my attendance on the sick or even apart there from, which ought not to be noised abroad, I will keep silence thereon, counting such things to be as sacred secrets."