July 23, 2003

Off with his leg

I'm in a medical mood today so here's a bizarre tale about the consequences of abandoning the hippocratic oath. Apparently 87% of doctors in the US don't ever take the oath, something that astonishes most laymen when we first hear of it. And with self-disfigurement disorders and suicide on the table, a doctor who can't be counted on to say no is downright frightening.

Posted by TMLutas at July 23, 2003 11:11 AM