Oath

大医精诚

        张湛曰:夫经方之难精,由来尚矣。今病有内同而外异,亦有内异而外同,故五脏六腑之盈虚,血脉荣卫之通塞,固非耳目之所察,必先诊脉以审之。而寸口关尺有 浮沉弦紧之乱,腧穴流注有高下浅深之差,肌肤筋骨有厚薄刚柔之异,唯用心精微者,始可与言于兹矣。今以至精至微之事,求之于至粗至浅之思,其不殆哉。若盈 而益之,虚而损之,通而彻之,塞而壅之,寒而冷之,热而温之,是重加其疾而望其生,吾见其死矣。故医方卜筮,艺能之难精者也。既非神授,何以得其幽微。世 有愚者,读方三年,便谓天下无病可治;及治病三年,乃知天下无方可用。故学者必须博极医源,精勤不倦,不得道听途说,而言医道已了,深自误哉。

        凡大医治病,必当安神定志,无欲无求,先发大慈恻隐之心,誓愿普救含灵之苦。若有疾厄来求救 者,不得问其贵贱贫富,长幼妍蚩,怨亲善友,华夷愚智,普同一等,皆如至亲之想。亦不得瞻前顾后,自虑吉凶,护惜身命。见彼苦恼,若己有之,深心凄怆。勿 避险巇、昼夜寒暑、饥渴疲劳,一心赴救,无作功夫形迹之心。如此可为苍生大医,反此则是含灵巨贼。自古名贤治病,多用生命以济危急,虽曰贱畜贵人,至于爱 命,人畜一也,损彼益己,物情同患,况于人乎。夫杀生求生,去生更远。吾今此方,所以不用生命为药者,良由此也。其虻虫、水蛭之属,市有先死者,则市而用 之,不在此例。只如鸡卵一物,以其混沌未分,必有大段要急之处,不得已隐忍而用之。能不用者,斯为大哲亦所不及也。其有患疮痍下痢,臭秽不可瞻视,人所恶 见者,但发惭愧、凄怜、忧恤之意,不得起一念蒂芥之心,是吾之志也。
 

        夫大医之体,欲得澄神内视,望之俨然。宽裕汪汪,不皎不昧。省病诊疾,至意深心。详察形候,纤 毫勿失。处判针药,无得参差。虽曰病宜速救,要须临事不惑。唯当审谛覃思,不得于性命之上,率尔自逞俊快,邀射名誉,甚不仁矣。又到病家,纵绮罗满目,勿 左右顾眄;丝竹凑耳,无得似有所娱;珍羞迭荐,食如无味;醹醁兼陈,看有若无。所以尔者,夫一人向隅,满堂不乐,而况病人苦楚,不离斯须,而医者安然欢 娱,傲然自得,兹乃人神之所共耻,至人之所不为,斯盖医之本意也。
 

        夫为医之法,不得多语调笑,谈谑喧哗,道说是非,议论人物,衔耀声名,訾毁诸医。自矜已德。偶 然治瘥一病,则昂头戴面,而有自许之貌,谓天下无双,此医人之膏肓也。老君曰:人行阳德,人自报之;人行阴德,鬼神报之。人行阳恶,人自报之;人行阴恶, 鬼神害之。寻此二途,阴阳报施岂诬也哉。所以医人不得侍己所长,专心经略财物,但作救苦之心,于其运道中,自感多福者耳。又不得以彼富贵,处以珍贵之药, 令彼难求,自炫功能,谅非忠恕之道。志存救济,故亦曲碎论之,学者不可耻言之鄙俚也。

 

 

 

HippocratesThe Oath of Medicine 

You do solemnly swear, each by whatever he or she holds most sacred

That you will be loyal to the Profession of Medicine and just and generous to its members

That you will lead your lives and practice your art in uprightness and honor

That into whatsoever house you shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of your power, your holding yourselves far aloof from wrong, from corruption, from the tempting of others to vice

That you will exercise your art solely for the cure of your patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation, for a criminal purpose, even if solicited, far less suggest it

That whatsoever you shall see or hear of the lives of men or women which is not fitting to be spoken, you will keep inviolably secret

These things do you swear. Let each bow the head in sign of acquiescence

And now, if you will be true to this, your oath, may prosperity and good repute be ever yours; the opposite, if you shall prove yourselves forsworn.

 

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