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Re: Paris' poor physics
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1815  Tuesday, 26 September 2000.

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Sep 2000 14:07:35 -0400
Subject: 11.1806 Re: Paris' poor physics
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1806 Re: Paris' poor physics

> A great deal of Elizabethan science seems painfully wrong, like humoral
> medicine, for
> instance.  What is interesting here is that while the theory is
> specious, the practice is absolutely right.

A semi-rhetorical question:  What part of the practice of humoral
medicine was absolutely right?  Blood letting to correct sanguinity?

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