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The Anatomy of Melancholy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, The First Partition : Chapter 5, Digression of Anatomy Summary

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Book 1, The First Partition : Chapter 5, Digression of Anatomy Summary and Analysis

This work really is a scientific treatise but, at the same time, the author takes care not to presuppose too much knowledge on the part of the reader. Readers will be more or less affected based upon their own level of education and the freshness of the topic at hand. This includes an explanation of chylus. This is a type of plehgm that emerges from the liver which is considered to have been derived from eating meat. This substance helps to keep the body lubricated. The humor most affected in this case is the cold, moist humor: the phlegmatic. He then goes on to describe the hot, dry humor choler and its relationship to the gall, where it gathers together and helps to keep the body warm. After this he describes...

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