About the humours the story of the long lived notion of humours recounted in passions and tempers shows how we have historically represented our bodies to ourselves and how even the capacity to see inside the body does not necessarily suffice to understand how it is functioning or failing to function. Passions and tempers a history of the humours is the first book ever to recount the full history in the west of the system of the four humours blood phlegm choler melancholy fluids within the organism that for 2500 years were deemed to determine health and illness mood and temperament. Start by marking passions and tempers a history of the humours as want to read start your review of passions and tempers a history of the humours write a review mar 24 2020 nathan albright rated it it was amazing shelves challenge 2020 i was loaned this book by a fellow researcher into matters of creativity and the book is a . The humours blood phlegm black bile and choler were substances thought to circulate within the
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