At last Doctor Pedro Recio Agilers of Tirteafuera promised to let him have supper that night though it might be in contravention of all the aphorisms of Hippocrates.
"Because," replied the doctor, "our master Hippocrates, the polestar and beacon of medicine, says in one of his aphorisms omnis saturatio mala, perdicis autem pessima, which means ’all repletion is bad, but that of partridge is the worst of all."
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Hippocrates is thought to be the first physician to reject supernatural causes in medicine.
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