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12th Century-15th Century – Christian Views on Euthanasia Reinforce Hippocratic Oath

The ascendancy of Christianity, with its view that human life is a trust from God, reinforced the views of the Hippocratic school [which forbid euthanasia]. By the twelfth through fifteenth centuries, it culminated in the near unanimity of medical opinion in opposing euthanasia.”