Passions and Tempers

Passions and Tempers

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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… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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