Hippocratical (adj). An adjectival variant of Hippocratic alluding to (often ironically) the near homophone hypocritical. Often used with the prefix “un-” when referencing dubious medical science and practice. #Hippocratical
From Oxford English Dictionary:
2007 Courier Mail (Austral.) (Nexis) 12 Oct. 27
- Perhaps those doctors who are feeling hard done would do well to remember that what they swore was the Hippocratic Oath, not a Hippocratical curse. Or should that be Hypocritical?
Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 is justified based on the overwhelming Hippocratical evidence.
Some argue that not requiring vaccinated people to also be tested for COVID-19 infection when travelling internationally is both undemocratic and un-Hippocratical.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
I think can be attributed to Christopher Hitchens.
“Show me the incentives and I will show you the outcome.” Charlie Munger
Fortunately there are still some physicians who will speak the truth, whose oath still means something. At some point we should hope that truth and courage will become more prevalent among physicians. (Thank you Sandpuppy) When physicians become owned by the corporate entity their choices become more difficult. Be silent or you will lose your job. From another recent thread: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/digital-marketing/physicians-who-post-covid-19-vaccine-misinformation-may-lose-license-medical-panel-says.html