hippocratic hippocratic  /hɪ pə ˈkræ tɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name


  1. MD Anderson doctor accused of poisoning lover’s coffee

    HOUSTON, TX – A doctor may have been using her powers for evil rather than good. So much for the Hippocratic Oath. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo is charged with poisoning Dr. George Blumenschein. Both are doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix

  2. Compassion In Healthcare: Improving Bedside Manner

    HIPPOCRATIC THOUGHT ON BEDSIDE MANNER: Physicians' manners, dress, bearing, deportment, and conduct were vital and necessary elements of patient care, a tradition that extended from the earliest shamans to the emergence of scientific medicine. The Hippocratic corpus has many references to appropriate conduct and medical etiquette, with several devoted just to physician behavior. The importance ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando


  1. "I was actually undermining their ability to fulfill the Hippocratic oath," Franklin says, referring to a physician's pledge to "first, do no harm."
    on Nov 8, 2009 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: Bloomberg

  2. "In all honesty, this was an essentially defensive, Hippocratic session," Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels said, noting legislation that lawmakers sent to his desk will offer some protection to businesses, schools and taxpayers in general.
    on Mar 13, 2010 By: Mitch Daniels Source: Henderson Gleaner

  3. "That's pretty sweet, man," said David Eggen, who heads up the public health-care lobby group. "Holy smokes. I find it hard to believe it takes 500 bucks an hour to confirm one's Hippocratic Oath."
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: David Eggen Source: Edmonton Sun

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