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ἀσκεῖν περὶ τὰ νοσήματα δύο, ὠφελεῖν ἢ μὴ βλάπτειν –> as to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm

— Hippocrates, Epidemics, Book I, Ch. 2
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Variant translation: The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.
Paraphrased variants: Wherever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Viking Book of Aphorisms: A Personal Selection (1988) by W. H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger, p. 213.
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Hippocrates
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