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 Hippocratic Oath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath traditionally taken by physicians pertaining to the ethical practice of medicine.
Most scholars believe that the oath was written by Hippocrates or one of his students, but recently it has been proposed that the oath was written by Pythagoreans [1].
Most schools administer some form of oath, but the great majority no longer use the ancient version, which praised pagan gods, advocated teaching of men but not women, and forbade general practitioners from surgery, abortion, euthanasia, or abuse of the prescription pad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hippocratic_Oath   (1024 words)

 Oath - The Encyclopedia
An oath (from Old Saxon eoth) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact.
This is principally based on the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: "I say to you: 'Swear not at all'" (Matthew 5:33).
The United States has permitted affirmations since it was founded; they are even mentioned in the Constitution and Franklin Pierce availed himself of the privilege to affirm rather than swear when he was inaugurated president.
www.the-encyclopedia.com /description/Oath   (695 words)

 The Oath of Hippocrates. Hippocrates. 1909-14. The Oath and Law of Hippocrates. The Harvard Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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.
www.bartleby.com /38/1/1.html   (274 words)

 Tulostesivu - Lay Judges in the District Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the oath, the judge promises to act honestly in his or her office, and not to seek personal gain.
Where a person is party to a case before a court, he or she may be disqualified as a member of the court from the consideration of a similar case between other parties.
Under their oath, the members of the court are duty bound to keep the court deliberations confidential.
www.om.fi /esitteet/18702.htm   (2731 words)

 Everwild - "First, do no harm" is not in the Hippocratic Oath
The exact wording of the original oath has been subject to dispute, as translations and interpretations of the original Greek have varied.
Complicating the picture are the many modernizations of the oath which take into account changes in language, social mores, and medicine itself over the centuries.
While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art and science of medicine with the blessing of the Almighty and respected by my peers and society, but should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.
www.geocities.com /everwild7/noharm.html   (1755 words)

 Tennis Court Oath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Tennis Court Oath was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI's...
The Tennis Court Oath (serment du jeu de paume) was a pledge signed by 577 members of...
T he Tennis Court Oath was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis...
www.tennis-e-directory.com /tennis-court-oath.html   (214 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Songs and Oaths - The Oath of Office
The official reciting the oath swears an allegiance to uphold the Constitution.
The Oath is administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The Vice President's oath may be administered by the retiring vice president, by a member of Congress, or by some other government official, such as a justice of the Supreme Court.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/oaths.html   (544 words)

 Oath - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
However, the oaths taken in all the degrees of Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis remain primarily derivitive of Masonic oaths, having the same or similar penalties, as described in the Metareligion article on Masonry:
The Oaths themselves are presented here on separate pages so that those who do not wish to read them are not exposed to them in this article.
It should be noted that these oaths date from the time of Crowley, and no assumption should be made that they are identical with or even similar to those currently in use within Ordo Templi Orientis, Inc.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Oaths   (910 words)

 The Oath of Office: A Historical Guide to Moral Leadership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In addition, this legislation specified that failure to comply with the oath constituted perjury and that violators would incur the associated penalties, thus formalizing the implied concept that officers are accountable for failing to live up to their oath.
The officer’s oath mirrored the oath specified in statute 1, sec.
This statute was the first post–World War II legislation on the oath, establishing the Uniform Code of Military Justice to unify, consolidate, revise, and codify the Articles of War, the Articles of Government of the Navy, and the Disciplinary Laws of the Coast Guard.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj02/win02/keskel.html   (5840 words)

 Atheists and The Oath
Oaths to God to assume public office and in judicial proceedings were inherited from England.
These provisions do, however, require Presidents to "swear (or affirm)" the specified oath and state that officers "shall be bound by oath or affirmation," the former in each instance implying appeal to the divinity.
The purpose of the oath is not to call the attention of God to the witness, but the attention of the witness to god; not to call upon Him to punish the false-swearer, but on the witness to remember that He will assuredly do so.
members.aol.com /TestOath/21atheists.htm   (1791 words)

 Greek Medicine | Hippocrates | The Oath
Contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath is not required by most modern medical schools.
Whatever I see or hear in the lives of my patients, whether in connection with my professional practice or not, which ought not to be spoken of outside, I will keep secret, as considering all such things to be private.
So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time.
www.nlm.nih.gov /hmd/greek/greek_oath.html   (408 words)

 Guy Fawkes' blog of parliamentary plots, rumours and conspiracy: Galloway : Oath Oaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Problem for him is, that he has not sworn the oath in the House of Commons.
This being treason and misconduct in a public office in direct contradiction to the Oaths he swore as a Member of Parliament for Hartlepool and that, which he swore as a member of Her Majesties Privy Council.
The newly elected member for Oldham, one Winston Spencer Churchill, found himself elected in 1900 but chose to depart to the US for a lecture tour at which he spoke of his heroic exploits in escaping from the custody of the Boers in the South African War.
5thnovember.blogspot.com /2005/05/galloway-oath-oaf.html   (1327 words)

 Directive 320.4 - Administering the Oath of Office
The oath of office shall be administered on the effective date of the employee's appointment or the first workday following appointment.
When the oath of office is administered, the authorized official will ascertain whether or not the appointee clearly understands the oath.
The oath of office shall be administered and PROCEDURES documented by authorized individuals in the AND RESPON- following manner: SIBILITIES A. When the oath of office is administered to an Agency employee by: 1.
www.ams.usda.gov /issuances/320.4.htm   (729 words)

 Oaths of Enlistment and Oaths of Office
The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows:
The first oath under the Constitution was approved by Act of Congress 29 September 1789 (Sec.
Although the enlisted oath remained unchanged until 1950, the officer oath has undergone substantial minor modification since 1789.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/faq/oaths.htm   (148 words)

 The Oath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the novel by Christian author Frank E. Peretti, see The Oath (Peretti)
The Oath is the English title of Le serment de Kolvillag, by Elie Wiesel.
It tells the story of Azriel, the only surviving member of the small Hungarian town of Kolvillag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Oath   (201 words)

Indeed, the tinkering with Hippocrates' oath began soon after its first utterance and generally reflected the changing values, customs, and beliefs associated with the ethical practice of medicine.
5) There are two highly controversial vows in the original Hippocratic Oath that physicians continue to ponder and struggle with as a profession: the pledges never to participate in euthanasia and abortion.(1) These prohibitions applied primarily to those identified as Hippocratic physicians, a medical sect that represented only a small minority of all self-proclaimed healers.
The Hippocratics' reasons for refusing to participate in euthanasia may have been based on a philosophical or moral belief in preserving the sanctity of life or simply on their wish to avoid involvement in any act of assisted suicide, murder, or manslaughter.
scienceweek.com /2004/sa040917-6.htm   (630 words)

 The Oath
In view of this, the whole incident might rightfully be classified as the classical first act of coercive exploitation performed by the clergy in contravention of the new body of law.
In fact, the fundamental purpose of getting people on record as having taken formal oath, is to make them liable if their testimony is later discovered to be perjured or if they otherwise violate the sworn obligations of their office.
Biblical theocracy should no longer be allowed to force any oath of affirmation in government proceedings that either goes beyond the words specified by the Constitution or otherwise involves phraseology that runs counter to the Constitution's prescriptions against religious test.
constitution-first.org /the_oath.htm   (2650 words)

 Amazon.com: The Oath: Books: Frank Peretti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The seductive oath of this town comes back to haunt them, and by the end, no one will be left unchanged--for better of for worse.
The powerful and ironic thing in the book was that Harold Bly, who practically owned the entire town and who was a direct descendent of Benjamin Hyde, really thought he was the dragon's "master" but he learned, the HARD way, that the dragon wasn't on his side anymore than any other sinners in Hyde River.
Definitely read THE OATH during the daylight hours, or it will have you peeking over your shoulders and into the dark closet across from your bed, because something is always crouching at the door...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0849944767?v=glance   (2429 words)

 NOVA Online | Survivor M.D. | The Hippocratic Oath -- Modern Version
Upon graduation, many medical students take a modern version of the oath written by Louis Lasagna in 1964.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/doctors/oath_modern.html   (399 words)

 The Oath - Quotes
A riveting testimony about the savagery of war and how ordinary people do and do not survive it, this book ought to be required reading for all government officials and the citizens who elect them.
His struggle to keep the Hippocratic oath at all times is both intensely moving and inspiring.
“The Oath is not only the story of a courageous Chechen doctor, which in and of itself is fabulous reading; it is also the story of a bloody civil war in the heart of Russia, often ignored, but at our peril, in the context of the post-9/11 war against terrorism.
www.theoathbook.com /reviews.php   (1050 words)

 Rudolf Hess Speech (25 February 1934)
Your oath is not a mere formality; you do not swear this oath to someone unknown to you.
You take an oath to the fighter who demonstrated his leadership over a decade, who always acts correctly and who always chose the right way, even when at times the larger part of his movement failed to understand why.
You take an oath to a man whom you know follows the laws of providence, which he obeys independently of the influence of earthly powers, who leads the German people rightly, and who will guide Germany's fate.
www.calvin.edu /academic/cas/gpa/hess1.htm   (1557 words)

 NOVA Online | Survivor M.D. | The Hippocratic Oath -- Classical Version
What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.
If I fulfil this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.
From The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, by Ludwig Edelstein.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/doctors/oath_classical.html   (295 words)

 Boy Scout Oath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Before you pledge yourself to any oath or promise, you must know what it means.
Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises.
Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses.
www.usscouts.org /usscouts/advance/boyscout/bsoath.html   (857 words)

 The Oath
The thin old woman sighs as she lays a freezing hand on her husband's knee.
She stretches her hand, touches it and they become as one.
"The Oath" is being dual published in Romantic Realms.
www.etext.org /zines/TwilightTimes/ARoberts3.html   (696 words)

 The Oath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
And although it is everything but well, known The Oath is one of them.
It has great graphics, fantastic sound and is solid programmed with a bit parallax scrolling and screen-filling bosses.
This site is here to make you curious or, if you already know and love The Oath, give you some information and stuff to view.
www.nemmelheim.de /theoath   (114 words)

 Amazon.com: The Oath: Books: John Lescroart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Oath is the first book I've read by John Lescroart but won't be the last.
Lescroart's strong suits are in his ability to develop multidimensional, credible major as well as secondary characters, believable multilayered story lines, and witty dialogue -- all of which are intertwined in an entertaining, fast-moving mystery.
Without going into detail (and perhaps spoiling things for potential readers), what keeps me from giving The Oath a higher rating is that I found its ending to be a bit predictable in some ways and a bit far-fetched in others.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0451207645?v=glance   (2005 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: The Oath Against Modernism (Sacrorum antistitum), 1910
Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God, and these holy Gospels of God which I touch with my hand.
May God help us to keep this oath until death.
No permission is granted for commercial use of the Sourcebook.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1910oathvmodernism.html   (666 words)

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