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Old February 7 2013, 08:48 PM   #56
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Re: Who is the best doctor?

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Do Denobulans have a Hippocratic Oath?

possibly not, but wouldn't Phlox have had to take something similar to serve on a Starfleet ship?
There was no Starfleet when Phlox came on board. Based on his actions, I doubt his race has a Hippocratic Oath. If they do, he has chosen to ignore it in favor of the natural course of evolution. To me, it would be similar to the debate we witnessed between O'Brien and Bashir when Bashir was trying to cure the Jem'Hadar, except Phlox actually has advanced knowledge when it comes to medicine and science so it would make for an interesting debate IMO. But I do need to watch the entire series before I can say for certain the doctor is a "quack" as you say.

indeed you are right about the Starfleet thing. For some reason I was thinking "no Federation, but still a Starfleet vessel," I don't know why.

It's too bad about Phlox and "Dear Doctor," actually, as I generally like the character except for that one episode, but unfortunately, that's a rather large exception.
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