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Passions and tempers a history of the humours

Traces the 2,500-year evolution of humour-based science, explaining the scientific bases of humour medical practices while discussing how beliefs in the relationship between health and humour balances survived throughout extended periods.

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  • "History of the humours"@en
  • "History of the humours"

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  • "Traces the 2,500-year evolution of humour-based science, explaining the scientific bases of humour medical practices while discussing how beliefs in the relationship between health and humour balances survived throughout extended periods."@en
  • "For centuries everyone in Europe from physicians to peasant mothers knew that the only way to preserve health was to keep the humors of the body in balance. The four humors: choler, phlegm, black bile and blood, each have their own necessary use but too much of any one can result in both physical and mental illness. Now most people find this belief quaint. Arikha, who received a doctorate in history from the Warburg Institute, begs to differ. She traces the evolution of the theory of humors from the Greeks to the present along with the diversions and errors made by medical pioneers. She concludes that with all the technological advances in medicine that have been made, the basic idea of the humors is still with us. The book is well-written, suitable for a general audience but solidly referenced for scholars."
  • "For centuries everyone in Europe from physicians to peasant mothers knew that the only way to preserve health was to keep the humors of the body in balance. The four humors: choler, phlegm, black bile and blood, each have their own necessary use but too much of any one can result in both physical and mental illness. Now most people find this belief quaint. Arikha, who received a doctorate in history from the Warburg Institute, begs to differ. She traces the evolution of the theory of humors from the Greeks to the present along with the diversions and errors made by medical pioneers. She concludes that with all the technological advances in medicine that have been made, the basic idea of the humors is still with us. The book is well-written, suitable for a general audience but solidly referenced for scholars."@en

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  • "Early works"
  • "Geschiedenis (vorm)"
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  • "Passions and tempers a history of the humours"
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  • "Passions and tempers : a history of the humours"
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