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  • Joe F
    The original Declaration of Geneva reads:[3] At the time of being admitted as a Member of the medical profession I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the
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      The original Declaration of Geneva reads:[3]

      At the time of being admitted as a Member of the medical profession
      I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity :
      I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due;
      I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity;
      The health and life of my patient will be my first consideration;
      I will respect the secrets which are confided in me;
      I will maintain by all means in my power, the honour and the noble
      traditions of the medical profession;
      My colleagues will be my brothers
      I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party
      politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my
      patient;
      I will maintain the utmost respect for human life, from the time of
      its conception, even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge
      contrary to the laws of humanity;
      I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
      The Declaration of Geneva, as currently amended, reads[2]:

      At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
      I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
      I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
      I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity;
      The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
      I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the
      patient has died;
      I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble
      traditions of the medical profession;
      My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
      I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed,
      ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race,
      sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene
      between my duty and my patient;
      I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
      I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil
      liberties, even under threat;
      I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
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