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There is no “First, do no harm” in the Hippocratic Oath. Studying the document and related writings, the familiar phrase we usually hear in movies is actually a part of the Hippocratic Corpus, which is a body of work thought to have been published at a later time, by Hippocrates’ students.
Over the years, the Hippocratic Oath has slightly changed from its original version to its modern-day one, each version referring to the God(s) of its time. But can this be an excuse for medical professionals to choose which patients to treat, to decide who’s worth healing and who is not, whose life is worth saving and whose is not?
Today, the reviewed “right of conscious” act signed into law during the last days of the former administration does just that.