Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Anne Louis (1767-1824); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1792. Hippocrate Refusant les Presents d'Artaxerxes; Persian king of Achaemenid dynasty; Hippocrates saved several Greek cities from the plague so Artaxerxes sent for him to do the same in Persepolis but he refused despite the offerings; Origin of Hippocratic Oath with which doctors promise to live with the same self-sacrifice and purity of purpose; Provenance: Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.