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First, do no harm

Posted October 13, 2015, 8:31 am, Updated October 14, 2015, 11:27 am Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications As an important step in becoming a doctor, medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath. And one of the promises within that oath is “first, do no harm” (or “primum non nocere,” the Latin translation from the original Greek.) …

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