Aphorism 9

ยง 9

In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force (autocracy), the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway, and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purpose of our existence.

Outline by Julian Winston (2001): The physician want to make people healthy so they can use their body to get on with the higher purposes of their existence.

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