The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:|
anything of medicine.
Then the wise man may indeed know that the physician has some kind of
science or knowledge; but when he wants to discover the nature of this he
will ask, What is the subject-matter? For the several sciences are
distinguished not by the mere fact that they are sciences, but by the
nature of their subjects. Is not that true?
And medicine is distinguished from other sciences as having the subject-
matter of health and disease?