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X. You must also avoid adopting, in order to gain a patient,1 luxurious headgear and elaborate perfume. For excess of strangeness will win you ill-repute, but a little will be considered in good taste, just as pain in one part is a trifle, while in every part it is serious. Yet I do not forbid your trying to please, for it is not unworthy of a physician's dignity.

1 Apparently, in order to increase your practice by fastidiousness in the matter of dress. But the expression is very strange, and should mean, " in order to effect a cure."

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