We have chosen
Hippocrates for our logo. Hippocrates lived between 460 and 377 B.C. is one of the most
important historical names in the field of healing. His writings are to be found in Corpus
Hippocratum, a collection that contains the writings of many other classical authors.
Hippocrates released medicine from religion and based it on scientific studies. Many
authors and historians say that these studies came to Sweden at the end of the 17th
The Hippocrates oath is the basis, with a few minor
changes, to the Geneva Convention (1948).
It is impossible, today, to follow the Hippocrates
oath exactly. It would be unreasonable when you consider the medical advancement and the
demographic, social and cultural changes, which have been made.
Certain principals need to be abandoned or thrown
out completely and others should be modernized. There needs to be continuous additions and
reviewing because progress is continuously on the move making new discoveries for the
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