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Classical Notes: May 26, 2011 Archive

The Short Version: Humorous

Posted at 7:53 PM on May 26, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Long ago, your health and behavior were, according to the most advanced science, dictated by four humors, the sources of which included blood and bile. But I can never keep black bile and yellow bile straight, and who would want to (not to mention phlegm; as Joe Pesci might say, "Fuggedaboutit!")? But with the help of Carl Nielsen, as well as Mr. Pesci, here are some vivid humorous associations, to make medieval diagnosticians of us all.