• The body of man has in itself blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile; these make up the nature of this body, and through these he feels pain or enjoys health. Now he enjoys the most perfect health when these elements are duly proportioned to one another in respect of compounding, power and bulk, and when they are perfectly mingled.

    Hippocrates, Heraclitus (of Ephesus.) (1931). “Hippocrates”, Loeb Classical Library
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