You can give this item as a gift to someone you know who works in the medical field, or if that happens to be you, this is a wonderful item you can place on your desk for a lifetime. This item was designed for any kind of doctor, nurse, or medical professional. The item size is 4.25 inches by 3 inches.
This item was made by me in my workshop and has a lifetime guarantee under normal use. I designed and made this item in my workshop in Pittsburgh. It is a wooden pencil & pen holder that you can place on your desk and use as needed.
The design on this pencil holder contains a Latin phrase often associated with medicine, “primum non nocere” (first do no harm). This exact phrase is not found in the Hippocratic Oath. The other phrase “for the benefit of the sick” is taken directly from the Oath.
The symbol on the item is an caduceus, which is often associated with medicine, especially in the United States.
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. The Oath is the earliest expression of medical ethics in the Western world, establishing several principles of medical ethics which remain of paramount significance today. These include the principles of medical confidentiality and non-maleficence. Although the ancient text is only of historic and symbolic value, swearing a modified form of the Oath remains a rite of passage for medical graduates in many countries – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath