Taking the Oath.

AuthorKerr, William R.

Dave Zirin's otherwise informative and timely article ("NFL Health Care's Bitter Fruit," December/January issue) contains an interesting mistake. He calls sports team medical staff who care more about getting players back on the field than attending to their health "a grotesque perversion of the Hippocratic Oath." In fact, no doctor is given the actual Hippocratic Oath. Medical schools would not allow it, since it forbids a physician from being remunerated for teaching other...

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