HERB - Humoral Theory
Christine A Seelye-King
mermayde at juno.com
Thu Jan 28 12:30:59 PST 1999
>> Science and Health
>> (without key to the scriptures)
>Christiana, what do you think "without key to the scriptures" means?
Perhaps without the pertinent information from the scriptures
supporting the theory? I believe this web site is a compilation done by
re-enactors, and is their interpretation of the things they are writing
about. (Hence comments like "no leeches, (yik)" and " Black Bile is the
foam skimmed off the top of blood - Whatever that is".) So, perhaps they
edited the dogma out and left the basics?
>Note that the humours are made of two elements (choler is hot dry, or
>blood hot wet)
>> The nature or complexion of anything is a
> combination of two of these humourous qualities.
>so I don't think this is accurately stated.
Perhaps, but I don't get what you dont get [?]
>I have wondered how the learned physician cast the horoscope of >people
who didn't know their hour of birth. And while there are Period >manuals
for estimating, no doubt it was one of the mechanisms for >maintaining
class divisions, since upperclass people would note the >hour of a
Hmm, interesting theory. You are right, though, astrology would
have played a big part in the humoral doctirne.
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