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Passions and tempers : a history of the humours

Author: Noga Arikha
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noga Arikha
ISBN: 9780060731168 0060731168
OCLC Number: 137242012
Description: xxi, 376 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: Foundations: ancient insights --
II: Essences: the classical trail --
III: Remedies: miraculous medicine --
IV: Harmonies: Renaissance bodies and melancholy souls --
V: Nature: of blood, airs, and reasons --
Brain: passions and nerves --
Science: contemporary humours.
Responsibility: Noga Arikha.
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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.

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