The Oath of Hippocrates

Medindia offers its Doctor members the facility to print the Oath of Hippocrates, with their qualifications. Once printed, the Oath can be framed and displayed in your clinics or patient waiting areas. The Oath is best printed on a high resolution printer (1200 or 600 dpi). We suggest the use of good quality paper, preferably a light colored sheet to get an almost photo-quality finish.

The font used by us is "Century Schoolbook". If possible make sure your printer supports this font. A preview of "The Oath of Hippocrates" is given below. If you would like to print your copy, Click here

Tell a fellow doctor about The Oath of Hippocrates

the oath of hippocrates

Reg No. 22345

and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this 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 precept, 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 others. will I follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment,

I consider for the benefit  of my patients ,and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner. I will not 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 laboring under the stone, but will leave this 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 and slaves.

Whatever, in connection with my professional practice or not, in connection with it, 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 the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times! But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot!