# How Euclid Became a Physician

Let me tell you how at one time the famous mathematician Euclid became a physician. It was during a vacation, which I spent in Prague as I most always did, when I was attacked by an illness never before experienced, which manifested itself in chilliness and painful weariness of the whole body. In order to ease my condition I took up *Euclid's Elements* and read for the first time his doctrine of *ratio*, which I found treated there in a manner entirely new to me. The ingenuity displayed in Euclid's presentation filled me with such vivid pleasure, that forthwith I felt as well as ever.

## Notes:

Bolzano reads a mathematical doctrine by Euclid when he is ill and immediately feels better.

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