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The myth of the Hippocratic Oath

Posted November 25, 2015, 9:00 am, Updated November 28, 2015, 10:41 am Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Soon after his shootout with police in 2013, one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. A reporter covering the story described how, despite the heinous crimes of which he’d been accused, doctors would work hard to save his life because they’d taken an oath…

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