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The '''four humours''' were fluids that were thought to govern the health and temperament of people. The theory was popularised in the [[renaissance]] through the writings of [[Galen]].
 
The '''four humours''' were fluids that were thought to govern the health and temperament of people. The theory was popularised in the [[renaissance]] through the writings of [[Galen]].
  
*[[sanguine (humour)|sanguine]]
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*[[blood]]
*[[phlegmatic]]
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*[[phlegm]]
*[[choleric]]
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*[[yellow bile]]
*[[melancholic]]
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*[[black bile]]
  
 
{{Four Humours}}
 
{{Four Humours}}
  
 
[[category:health]]
 
[[category:health]]

Revision as of 10:36, 25 August 2008

The four humours were fluids that were thought to govern the health and temperament of people. The theory was popularised in the renaissance through the writings of Galen.

The Four humours
Sanguine | Choleric | Melancholic | phlegmatic