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BOOK I

"Has then each of the arts any other interest than its own perfection?"
" What do you mean by this question?"
" Just as if," said I, "you were to ask me whether the body is self-sufficient, or whether it needs something in addition to itself, I would reply : Assuredly it needs something additional. And for this reason the now discovered art of medicine exists, because the body is subject to illness, and it is not sufficient for it to be such as it is. Accordingly to procure for this what is for its advantage the art has been devised. Do you think," I said, "that I would speak rightly or wrongly in answering thus ?"
" Rightly," he replied.
" Well then, is the art of medicine itself defective, or is there any respect in which any other art still needs some excellence, as the eyes, the sense of vision, and the ears, the sense of hearing, and on this account over and above them needs some art which looks to and provides what is to their interest for these purposes? And in the art itself is there some defect, and does each art require another art which shall consider its interest, and this in turn another again of like nature, and so on to infinity? Or by virtue of itself will it look to its own interest? Or has it no need either of itself or another to be applied to its own defect, to consider what is for its advantage, because there is no fault or deficiency in any art, nor does it belong to an art to seek the advantage of anything else than that upon which the art is exercised, and it is in itself complete and

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