LI. Muscles being more solid waste less easily
than other parts, save bone and sinew. Parts that
have been exercised resist change, being according
to their kind stronger than they otherwise would
have been, and therefore less liable to waste.
Hippocrates Collected Works I. Hippocrates. W. H. S. Jones. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. 1868.
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