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[54] It will also be useful to scatter some hints of our proofs here and there, but in such a way that it is never forgotten that we are making a statement of facts and not a proof. Sometimes, however, we must also support our assertions by a certain amount of argument, though this must be short and simple: for instance in a case of poisoning we shall say, “He was perfectly well when he drank, he fell suddenly to the ground, and blackness and swelling of the body immediately supervened.”

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