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Old February 13 2013, 07:48 PM   #31
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Re: Was altering Kurn's memory "Kahlessian"?

Bashir has certainly chosen to do harm previously, firing his sidearm at various opponents or piloting a runabout in combat.

We have to consider whether medical ethics extend to a medical practitioner's entire life, or just his or her practicing of medicine.
I believe the "do no harm" part of the oath means "do no harm to patients under my care."

Doctor Crusher erased someone's memory on two or three occasions (or tries too) without the person's expressed permission. So it's apparently not against Starfleet medical ethics.
That's quite disturbing.
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