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25th Anniversary Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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The Art of Compassion Award

Compassion is the most fundamental value, not only in medical practice, but also in our day-to-day lives. If compassion were truly put to work—if it were learned and practiced in every aspect of life—our world would be very different indeed. The Art of Compassion Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies compassion to an extraordinary degree and works to extend this value as broadly as possible. 

The Art of Compassion Award medal carries the image of Hippocrates, the Greek physician born in 460 B.C. Although he is best known for the Hippocratic Oath sworn by all new physicians, his most enduring words were “first, do no harm,” a simple admonition, not only for medicine and research, but for many aspects of our interactions with others.

Hippocrates’ principles called for a broadly compassionate outlook, including both humans and animals. He wrote, “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”

In 2007, this award was presented to Daran Haber, M.D.

In 2005, this award was presented to Nanci Alexander.

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