Blog - When wrong is simply wrong

Primum non nocere – First, do no harm. These words, believed to be first uttered by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, are what I believe should be the base of ALL medical research.

While there remains some contention as to its origin and its application, primum non nocere is historically and widely considered to underpin the Hippocratic Oath. Whether or not its relevance is applied in practice to human patients however, it’s certainly not applied in pre-clinical stages of research – ie animal experiments.

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