Almighty God,

Thou hast created the human body with infinite wisdom. Thou hast blest Thine earth, Thy rivers, and Thy mountains with healing substances; they enable Thy creatures to alleviate their sufferings, and to heal their illnesses.

Thou hast endowed man with the wisdom to relieve the suffering of his brother, to recognize his disorders, to extract the healing substances, to discover their powers, and to prepare them and apply them to suit every ill.

In Thine eternal providence Thou hast chosen me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. I am now about to apply myself to the duties of my profession.

Support me, Almighty God, in these great labors that they may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed.

Penned by Maimonides (1200 AD)

Adopted by Dr. Ron Hanson in 2003