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    Hippocrates is accredited with being as the leading personality to consider that diseases were instigated naturally, not owing to superstition and gods. Moreover, Hippocrates was attributed by the followers of Pythagoras of affiliating medicine and philosophy. He segregated the field of medicine from religion, trusting and holding a debate that disease was not a chastisement imposed by the gods, but rather the result of ecological influences, intake, and lifestyle habits. Certainly there is not…

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    This is the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, a statement proclaimed by every Police Officer in the United States upon their initiation. It is a statement of trust of the highest degree. It is a statement of responsibility to support and protect those around them. It is a statement all too often not upheld by the ones who take it. This oath is not exclusive, it encompasses all who live within the jurisdiction of these officers. Why then, are the citizens to whom this oath refers so frequently…

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    Representing War Through the Eyes of Neoclassicism and Romanticism Jacques-Louis David’s , Oath of the Horatii was painted in 1784 during the Neoclassical era. The Neoclassical era, was a revival of classicism in French art. David uses soft brushstrokes, color contrast, and stylization to represent the pro-revolutionary attitude of the French during the Neoclassical era. The attention to detail in the muscles of the men shows David’s lean towards realism. The tunics that the men wear show that…

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    The Hippocratic Oath Many doctors are against euthanasia because the act goes against an important oath all doctors take. The Hippocratic Oath states,“I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injure and wrongdoing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course.”(Rebman, Renée 8). Doctors take one of the most important oaths when the become a doctor, the Hippocratic Oath, yet the…

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    The Caduceus Symbolism

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    Caduceus Symbol In 1902, the Caduceus was adopted and worn in the uniforms of U.S. Army medical officers. The Caduceus is a symbol for doctors and depicted as staff with two snakes wrapped around it with wings. Through its adoption in the 19th century, the Caduceus has been given a role of a symbol of doctor’s around the world, not only does it portray doctor’s, but it conveys the implication of a connection between Hermes, the Greek messenger God, this implicates a subject of sending good…

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    Shakespeare is considered the greatest English writer of all time (“William Shakespeare Biography”). He has written countless sonnets, poems and plays. Many of his works has been closely analyzed and some are still acted out at theaters. Plays such as Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet are even known among people who have never studied Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s work has been around for hundreds of years and many films has are adaptations of his works. Macbeth is tragicomedy play that’s about…

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    In a discussion about the Hippocratic Oath (“the Oath”), we consider the opposing perspectives presented by Robert Veatch in The Basics of Bioethics and Daniel Sokol, a medical ethicist who authored the BBC article, A guide to the Hippocratic oath. In this essay, we answer the question of whether the Oath is relevant as a universal code of ethics for today’s physicians. I argue that the Hippocratic Oath does not appear to be relevant to modern medical practice because 1) its philosophical basis…

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    are required to be allowed to perform abortions. These privileges allow physicians to be exempt from their ethical principles to perform these procedures (“Preface to ‘Can Abortion Be Morally Justifies?’”). Abortion does not violate the Hippocratic Oath because they are still following the necessary measures to help their…

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    Brutus Caesar

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    1), David exhibited another painting that, similarly to “The Oath of the Horatii,” used Roman history to stir revolutionary fervor: “The Lictors Bring Brutus the Bodies of His Sons.” David was originally commissioned by the monarchy to paint Coriolanus, an aristocratic leader, being restrained by his family from…

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    When we raise our right hand to take the Oath of Office, we bind ourselves to the ethical and moral principles of always telling the truth; taking responsibility for our actions; respect for the rights of others; commitment to duty; and keeping our promise to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. As a federal civilian employee, it is vital that we uphold these principles in order to build and maintain public trust. Taxpayers rely on the federal government not only just to…

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