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And there's the humor of it [electronic resource] : Shakespeare and the four humors / United States National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Alternate Title Shakespeare and the four humors
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, 2012-
Location Call Number Status
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Subject(s) Medicine -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions
Body fluids -- Exhibitions
Body fluids in literature -- Exhibitions
Medicine in literature -- Exhibitions
Characters and characteristics in literature -- Exhibitions
Personality -- Exhibitions
Emotions -- Exhibitions
Literature, Medieval -- Exhibitions
Physical Description 1 online resource : ill., port
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 22, 2012)
Includes bibliographical references
Abstract William Shakespeare (1564-1616) created characters that are among the richest and most humanly recognizable in all of literature. Yet Shakespeare understood human personality in the terms available to his age that of the now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors: blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm. The four bodily humors were part of Shakespearean cosmology, inherited from the ancient Greek philosophers Aristotle, Hippocrates, and Galen. These four humors were thought to define peoples' physical and mental health, and determined their personalities, as well. In a special temporary exhibition, the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine showcase various kinds of documentation covering these four humors covered in Shakespeare's writings
Alternate Author National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
National Library of Medicine (U.S.). History of Medicine Division

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