It is of interest to note that after World War 11 the Nuremberg Code of Ethics in Medical Research was framed to guide the Allied Military Tribunal in the prosecution of Nazi physicians accused of brutal experiments on political prisoners. As a result, the World Medical Association appointed a committee to prepare a Charter of Medicine and to make necessary revisions to bring the Hippocratic Oath up to date. Minor changes and substitutions were made in the oath, and in 1948, at Geneva, the Second General Assembly adopted what is now known as the Declaration of Geneva.


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