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[720e] does he attempt to complete the task of restoring him to health. Which of these two methods of doctoring shows the better doctor, or of training, the better trainer? Should the doctor perform one and the same function in two ways, or do it in one way only1 and that the worse way of the two and the less humane?

Clinias
The double method, Stranger, is by far the better.

Athenian
Do you wish us to examine the double method and the single as applied also to actual legislation?

Clinias
Most certainly I wish it.

Athenian
Come, tell me then, in Heaven's name,—what would be the first law to be laid down by the lawgiver? Will he not follow the order of nature, and in his ordinances regulate

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