The body of literature on the Hippocratic Oath is so large to make an ever-growing library.
If from the above number, those that only mention the term Hippocratic Oath, are excluded, it is plausible to think (but impossible to check out!) that still remains an enormous amount of pertinent literature sources.
It should be pointed out that there are different versions of the Hippocratic Oath, so that it is possible to speak about it in the plural.
Let us recall that the Hippocratic Oath is the most widely known medical text of the Greek heritage, authored by Hippocrates, the founder of a school of medicine on the Greek island of Kos, or by his closest associates [9, 10].
Thus, in their poem in prose entitled "Hippocratic oath translated into poetry", R.
Codes serve as a source of moral authority and are used among professionals and lay persons to set standards for ethical conduct, to define new ethical issues, and to support positions in ethical discourse  Despite the Hippocratic Oath being over 2 500 years old, the principles have remained relevant and have been included in modern versions of the oath by the WMA  and the International Council of Nurses (ICN)  and nationally by statutory councils including the Health Professions Council of South Africa  and the South African Nursing Council (SANC).
The Florence Nightingale Pledge,  first taken in 1893, is an adaptation of the Hippocratic Oath emphasising the following principles: Leading by example, Faithfulness, Accountability, Responsibility, Confidentiality, Devotion and Quality.
The Hippocratic Oath embodies the highest aspirations of the healthcare professional and stipulates two categories of duties: to the patient and to other members of the profession.
The WMA Declaration of Geneva,  adopted by the second General Assembly of the WMA in September 1948 and amended several times including in June 2017, is the modern version of the Hippocratic Oath. Its pledge is to devote life to the service of humanity, to practise with conscience and dignity, to ensure the health of the patient as the doctor's first consideration, not to allow certain considerations, including political affiliations, to intervene with the doctor's duty to the patient, and to maintain the utmost respect for human life.
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