8th GENERATION - 2nd ARGENTINIAN
WALTER OSCAR VAN MEEGROOT - MY PERSONAL SHIELD
Oblong with lower round triangle, divided in quarters by narrow cross, border of azure.
First quarter emblazoned of gold with a rampant lion of saber.
Second quarter emblazoned of sinople with an argent wreath.
Third quarter emblazoned of sinople with a gold Aesculapius'stick.
Fourth quarter emblazoned of gules with a silver castle .
The central shield recalls the arms of Charles Le Poyvre-Megrode de Liedermans.
Gross border of azure loaded with four fleur-de-lis of gold located 1 - 2 and 1.
The gross border means protection, favor and is loaded with the fleur-de-lis symbol of a generous spirit that returns
repeatedly its benefits by the wrongs received.
The rampant lion symbolizes the generous espirit, the caution, control, majesty and bravery; about the stars to Mars,
of the horoscope to Leo, and is the central motive in the arms of the Oost Vlanderen Province, Belgium,
where all started around 1680
The wreath the achievements during my student and profesional life.
The Aesculapius' stick the true symbol of Medicine: a knotted cane with a single snake around it.
The central shield recalls the Van Meegroot's family shield.
The castle is symbol of protection and recalls the one in Córdoba's arms.
The Enamels and Metals
In heraldry the color assigned to each element possesses a special meaning
AZURE: Blue it symbolizes the LIBERTY, of the elements the Air; of the planets to Venus; of the virtues the Justice;
of the human qualities the Beauty, Nobility, Perseverance, Loyalty and Recreation.
SABER: Black. It symbolizes the MODESTY, of the precious stones the diamond; of the stars to Saturn;
of the signs of the zodiac to Aquarius; of the human qualities the Prudence, Sadness, Severity, Uprightness.
SINOPLE: Green. It symbolizes the HOPE, of the elements the Land; of the trees the Laurel;
of the human qualities the Honor, the Friendship.
GOLD: Yellow. It symbolizes the JUSTICE; of the elements the Fire; of the stars the
Sun; of the virtues Clemency; of the human qualities the Chivalry, the Wealth, the Generosity and the Splendor;
of the signs of the zodiac to
SILVER: White. It symbolizes the HAPPINESS; of the elements the Water and united to the azure
the sea, rivers, lakes and gaps; of the human qualities the Frankness, the Cleaning and the Integrity;
of the signs of the zodiac to Cancer.
GULES: Red. It symbolizes the BRAVERY; of the elements to the Fire; from the planets to Mars;
of the virtues the Charity; of the human qualities the Magnanimity and the Honor.
PURPLE: Violet. Little used in heraldry, shares the properties of the enamels and metals.symbolizes Jupiter;
among the precious stones the amethyst; of the human qualities to the Justice, Ingenuity, Wisdom, Truth.
After I became a Belgian cityzen by jus sanguii in 2004, I designed the shield,
in 2006 / 2007 / 2008
The Licentiated Degree A. Moyano Aliaga suggested the format in 2009
The Hippocratic Oath
I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods,
all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgement, the following Oath.
To consider dear to me as my parents him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and if necessary
to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art if they so desire
without fee or written promise; to impart to my sons and the sons of the master who taught me and the disciples
who have enrolled themselves and have agreed to the rules of the profession, but to these alone the precepts and the instruction.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death.
Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my art.
I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners,
specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and
all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread
abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times;
but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.”
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