The Hippocratic oath has been the guiding ethical code for physicians since ancient Greece. The oath contains two parts. The first specifies the duties of the physician to his teachers and his obligations in transmitting medical knowledge. The second contains rules to be observed in the treatment of diseases. One of these rules is that the physician should do no harm while trying to help the patient
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays various modernized versions are often used.
Dictionary source: English_Spanish by Jaime Aguirre
English to Spanish translation of Hippocratic oath (n.) = juramento hipocrático. Ex:Sometimes librarians have to explain to enquirers who will almost certainly not believe them that ostriches do not put their heads in the sand, that in Britain at least, doctors do not take the Hippocratic oath, and that both the yeti and Sweeney Todd's baber's shop are fiction.