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    What is the meaning of "STONE" in the Hippocratic oath?

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    That antique line from the Hippocratic Oath stems from a time when kidney and bladder stones were epidemic (and deadly). There were some (surgeons) who could cut for stone, but then they'd wipe their blades on their pants and head off to the next village. It was extremely dangerous (because of infections). The phrase implies, "Leave that for people who know what they're doing."

    Ducky

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    So, the medical profession has improved somewhat?
    ROMOS

    Maybe a wee bit.


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