The
Osteopathic
Oath
I do hereby affirm my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter.
I will be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the
health and the life of my patients, to retain their confidence and respect
both as a physician and a friend who will guard their secrets, with
scrupulous honor and fidelity, to perform faithfully my professional
duties, to employ only those recognized methods of treatment consistent
with good judgement and with my skill and ability, keeping in mind
always nature's laws and the body's inherent capacity for recovery.
I will be ever vigilant in aiding in the general welfare of the com­
munity, sustaining its laws and institutions, not engaging in those prac­
tices which will in any way bring shame or discredit upon any person,
though it
be
asked of me.
I will endeavor to work in accord with my colleagues in a spirit of
progressive cooperation, and never by word or by act cast imputations
upon them or their rightful practices.
I will look with respect and esteem upon all those who have taught
me my art. To my college I will be loyal and strive always for its best
interests and for the interests of the students who will come after me.
I will be ever alert to further the application of basic biological truths
to the healing arts and to develop the principles of osteopaths which
were first enunciated by Andrew Taylor Still.
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