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Title:Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Noga Arikha
Publisher:Ecco
ISBN:0060731168
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:400
Category:History, Non fiction, Medicine, Science, Philosophy

Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours by Noga Arikha

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours The humours blood phlegm black bile and choler were substances thought to circulate within the body and determine a person s health mood and character For example an excess of black bile was considered a cause of melancholy The theory of humours remained an inexact but powerful tool for centuries surviving scientific changes and offering clarity to physicians .

This one of a kind book follows the fate of these variable and invisible fluids from their Western origin in ancient Greece to their present day versions It traces their persistence from medical guidebooks of the past to current health fads from the testimonies of medical doctors to the theories of scientists physicians and philosophers By intertwining the histories of medicine science psychology and philosophy Noga Arikha revisits and revises how we think about all aspects of our physical mental and emotional selves

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