Meredith: If I hadn't taken the Hippocratic Oath, I would Kevorkian her with my bare hands.
The Hippocratic Oath is a oath that serves as a set of guidelines for physicians and is something they usually say or vow when they receive their license to practice medicine. It is usually summarized with the word "do no harm" but those words were not in the original version.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was the most famous advocate in the United States for physician-assisted suicide. He served eight years in prison in Michigan for helping more than 100 people to commit suicide. He was charged with several counts of second-degree murder. His conviction lead to the legalization of assisted suicide in Oregon. In Oregon, it is named the Death with Dignity Act. Jack Kevorkian died in 2011, four years after being paroled from prison.
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