1964: Hippocratic Oath

The doctors' code of conduct is brought into the modern era in a version written by Dr. Louis Lasagna, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School. While the new version was known for its emphasis on patient care and not just disease treatment, it was also notable in that it removed the prohibitions on abortion and euthanasia. In the years that followed Lasagna's version became widely used in medical school ceremonies.
-- Image from a 1595 version in Greek and Latin. Complete page: @

* "Would Hippocrates Rewrite His Oath?" (Lasagna, New York Times Magazine, June 28, 1964; subscription required): @
* "The Hippocratic Oath Today" (Nova Online, 2001): @ 
* "Is the Oath Outdated?" (Doctor's Review, 2009): @ 
* "The History of the Hippocratic Oath: Outdated, Inauthentic, and Yet Still Relevant" (The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine, 2010): @
* "Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate the Hippocratic Oath?" (www.procon.org): @
* Physician Oaths (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons): @
* Short biography of Louis Lasagna (National Institutes of Health): @
* Louis C. Lasagna Papers, University of Rochester: @ 

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