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Hippocrates - Talking, medical interface computer on the science fiction series MERCY POINT/UPN/1998. First created in the year 2200, Hippocrates (called "Hip") is linked to every operating room in Mercy Point, a state-of-the-art medical space station perched on the remote boundary of an unknown and "unstable" region of deep-space known as the Sahartic Divide - about a month's journey from Earth.

Mercy Point Medical Staff
Medical Staff of 'Mercy Point'

Set in the year 2249, Mercy Point was designed to treat some 50,000 human and alien patients who lived within a flotilla of independent space stations known collectively as Jericho.

Hippocrates was designed to provide doctors and other medical staff with instantaneous background information and advice on all patients at the Mercy Point medical facility. See also - ROBOTS

TRIVIA NOTE: Hippocrates was a Greek physician born c. 460 BC on the island of Cos, Greece. He died in c. 377 BC. Today Hippocrates is known as the "Father of Medicine". Medical school graduates routinely take the "Hippocratic Oath" which governs the ethical conduct of physicians today.

The oath, which contains the promise to "Do no harm" to patients, begins: "I swear by Æsculapius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath...".


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