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ἀηδῶς: without appetite. Cf. ἡδέως ii. 1. 30.

Ἀκουμενός: a physician, and friend of Socrates. Cf. Plato Phaedr. 227 A, 268 A, B.

τούτου φάρμακον: see on iii.8.3.

διδάσκει: prescribes.

παύσασθαι ἐσθίοντα: to stop eating. For the supplementary participle, see on ii.1.24. The ‘appetite cure’ has been known to physicians and philosophers from Acumenus and Galen down to Abernethy and Mark Twain.

καί, διάξειν (sc. φησί): see on καὶ ὑπακούσεται ii. 3. 16.

παυσάμενον: circumstantial participle of condition.

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