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"And There's the Humor of It": Shakespeare and the Four Humors
"This collaborative project between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Folger Shakespeare Library blends the history of medicine with the insightful literature of Shakespeare. The project integrates the historically popular but now discredited medical theory that bodily fluids--blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm--were the basis for personality traits and behavior and were reflected in literature. Using this Hippocratic theory, Shakespeare's characters are analyzed through a humorist lens..." -- J. P. Kilham, University of Connecticut Health Center
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