Hippocrates Holding Hippocratic Oath Greek Medicine Statue 13H -
Hippocrates, Greek Father of Medicine (c.450-c.380 BC):
Hippocrates of Cos led the path for the establishment of medicine as a respected profession. Dispelling superstition, ailments were systematically observed, compiled in written form, diagnosed and treated based on the natural conditions of the patient. The Hippocratic Oath remains the ethical aspiration of physicians today. This statue would be a welcome gift to a medical school student or practicing doctor.
This artistic inspiration of Hippocrates of Cos shows him holding his staff with a snake wrapped on the bottom half around it and the Hippocratic Oath prominently for us to read. He stands on a grass base with his name appearing.
Hippocrates Father of Medicine Statue is made from bronze powder and resin, and measures 13 in H x 6 in W x 3 in D. Weighs 2.8 lbs. PN 8649.
The Hippocratic Oath appears on a long scroll with this message in English:
I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepios and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant: To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else. I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art. I will not use the knife not even on sufferers from stone. But will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in his work. Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male.
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