- an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usually taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine.
Origin of Hippocratic oath
First recorded in 1740–50
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- an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates
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- An oath of ethical professional behavior sworn by new physicians and attributed to Hippocrates.
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A traditional oath of physicians, who pledge to practice medicine according to the ideals and moral principles put forth by Hippocrates.
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