>Went on a tour given to the parents and family of the graduating class of doctors. This poem is based on all the brass plaques, statues, and messages displayed throughout the campus. What a great day!
The best way to learn is to reach out
And help another in turn
To understand what disease lay about
Then to alleviate, heal, and discern
Learning to help those in harms way
Whether in the clinic or battlefield
Using the technology of our day
For the benefits it will yield
Whether implicit or explicit
Leadership is woven here
With so many rotations in transit
We’re prepared to go anywhere
Honor, Courage, Commitment
These are the oaths of enlistment
Whether in time of peace or of war
Serving through caring is what we are trained for!
Demara is now a doctor of the Airforce- what a wonderful day. We spent the day in Washington DC. My heart was turned to the history of this nation and the wonderful leaders born of this great land of freedom. I want to read about Dr. Benjamen Rush- a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one who struggled to save lives and alleviate suffering during rampant yellow fever. And great quotes of Mark Stephens, Ronald Reagan, and Congressman Hebert.
The Oath of Hippocrates:
“I do solemnly swear that I will be loyal to the profession of medicine and just and generous to its members,
that I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor, that into whatsoever home I shall enter
it shall be for the good of the sick and the well
to the utmost of my power
and that I will hold myself aloof from wrong and from corruption
and from the tempting of others to vice.
I will exercise my art solely for the cure of my patients
and the prevention of disease
and will give no drugs and perform no operation for a criminal purpose
and far less suggest such thing.
Whatsover I shall see or hear of the lives of men
which is not fitting to be spoken,
I will keep secret.
These I do promise and in proportion as i am faithful to this oath,
may happiness and good repute be ever mine.
The opposite if I shall be forsworn.”