The Four Humours

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The Four Humours

The Ancient Greeks identified four different liquids, or Humours, in the body:

  • Blood
  • Phlegm 
  • Yellow bile (vomit)
  • Black bile (speculated to be blood in vomit)

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The Greeks thought that every person had their own set of humours, and if they became imbalanced, you got ill. 

For example. if you had a fever, your skin would…

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