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Former doctor fatally stabs 8 students in China

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Hyppocratic Oath:

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

I doubt many modern physcians invoke Apollo when they take the oath, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Does Speedracer have a problem with the oath being thousands of years old? Having pagan roots? Essentially, all that preamble is just swearing honesty before a higher power. I can't see anything wrong with that. And why are modern versions of the oath not "real"?

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You have to ask exactly what mental problems can lead someone to want to attack and kill small children, and commit the worst possible crime a human being can commit? Self-hatred and self-loathing? Well, if he wanted a reason to justify that he now has one. He is a scumbag, it wasn't all just in his head. Why couldn't he have just jumped off a bridge though?

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Very hard to accept as being real, but it is so all I can say is that I pity those related to the dead children & same to those that might recover from the care of OTHER DOCTORS.

Such small children that they would not have knowen how to defend themselves even in the slighest form.

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A grudge doctor.......what if he make suffer his patients in his dark clinic.....teriffic horror movie. KHOWAI.....

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I think he saying that after years of very down to earth training a new doctor is asked to make a pledge that involves long (and almost) forgotten gods. I might be wrong but there is most certainly something of a contradiction here and maybe you would have to be a little mad to accept this pledge as having any value at all.

As for the killings, it says that the doctor has a history of mental illness and that he is former doctor. He could have been a perfectly well doctor that went strange after he became a doctor, which I think might just be a little more likely. What I don’t understand is this going into schools to kill children, yes I know it has happened in the west but no where near as often as it seems to in China. With the one child policy I though Chinese children were treated as being a bit special.

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Not quite sure where you are going with that quote, Speedracer...

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"How can someone with a history of mental health problems become a doctor?"

That is certainly the funniest thing I have read all day. Anybody else met a doctor or two who is off his/her rocker? First of all, repeat after me the REAL Hippocratic oath...

I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement.

It goes on from there, but just let that sink in. Then realize that after about 10 years of school and practical training and at least half a million dollars of expense and lost income, they can finally become "a doctor." Ugh. As far as I am concerned, anyone wanting to become a doctor in a developed country today has a screw loose by definition. 4 out of 5 doctors agree. China counts because even though the process is much cheaper, I can imagine that the competition to be a doctor is overwhelming.

Nanping is a rapidly growing city of 3 million. With all the tension and craziness, this kind of weirdness is bound to happen. Of course it is sad, but the sadness is that there is probably little that can be done about it.

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First, do no harm...

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can 'doctor' be former?

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How can someone with a history of mental health problems become a doctor?

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There needs to be a knife ban in China.

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Sad. I pray for the little ones and hope the ones that are injured make a swift recovery, both mentally and physically.

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I see China also has thier own morons amongst them too. I pray for the dead and injured children.

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