The art of medicineBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1054 (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1054
The aim of the art of medicine is health, but its end is the possession of health. Doctors have to know by which means to bring about health, when it is absent, and by which means to preserve it, when it is present.
Galen, On the sects for beginners. Translated by Richard Walzer and Michael Frede, 1985.
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