Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh

theatreParintele medic Ion - 30 de ani de slujire medicala. The medical experience is the anvil on which we are beaten into a new and perhaps unconfortable shape. Luckely not all of us are made of iron so there is a fair chance that one day we will spring back into something resembling our normal  shape, and realize that it was our weaknesses, not our strengths, which served us best...


I swear by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius and Health and All- heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this oath and stipulation- to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this Art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation, and that by percept,lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none other.

I will follow that system of regimen, which, according to my ability and judgement, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.

I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked,  nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art.

I will not cut persons labouring under the stone, but will leave this work to be done by men who are practitioners of this work.

Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from the seduction of  females, or males, of freemen or slaves.

Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, 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 practice this Art, respected by all men, in all times. Should I violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.

Archived Medical

SFD Log In