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τὴν αὑτοῦ τμῆσιν. Here τμῆσις denotes, of course, the result rather than the process: Naber's πρότμησιν, umbilicum, is ingenious but needless.

τἆλλα ἰᾶσθαι. Apollo, as ἀκέσιος and ἰητήρ, very properly plays the part of surgeon's assistant.

τὰ σύσπαστα βαλλάντια. “Round pouches with strings to draw”: see Smith D. A. I. 565.

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