A Sexual Predator in Medicine

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein story broke, there has been a flood of stories of women who have suffered through various sexual harassment and abuse.

In some cases, the perpetrators have suffered swift consequences, like Lauer and Rose getting tossed.

In other cases, like Al Franken, there’s a distinct feeling of discomfort as people wonder what to do.

Part of the problem is there’s a wide variation of abuse, from a wheelchair bound George Bush grabbing a butt to Louie C.K. masturbating in front of women.

But amidst all these stories is one that I do not believe has received enough attention.

It’s one that fills me with rage.

First, however, I want to talk about an oath all physicians of my era took. It’s known as the Hippocratic Oath.

Today, there are variations on it, because some people don’t like that you’re swearing to Pagan Gods, or they feel it is outdated, because it mentions caring

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