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[195c] courageous for that.

What is Laches saying, in your opinion, Nicias? There does seem to be something in it.

Yes, there is something, only it is not true.

How so?

Because he thinks that doctors know something more, in treating sick persons, than how to tell what is healthy and what diseased. This, I imagine, is all that they know: but to tell whether health itself is to be dreaded by anyone rather than sickness, —do you suppose, Laches, that this is within a doctor's knowledge? Do you not think that for many it is better

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