Monday, February 15, 2010

Chinese Hippocratic Oath excerpt

"A Great Physician should not pay attention to status, wealth or age; neither should he question whether the particular person is attractive or unattractive, whether he is an enemy or friend, whether he is a Chinese or a foreigner, or finally, whether he is uneducated or educated. He should meet everyone on equal grounds. He should always act as if he were thinking of his close relatives."
- Sun Si Miao, Tang Dynasty. Sun Si Miao wrote the text On the Absolute Sincerity of Great Physicians which is regarded as the equivalent to the Hippocratic Oath in Western Medicine

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