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Moliere’s prescription for every ill

Moliere’s prescription for every ill

chuck October 15, 2012 0

“Give enema, then bleed and finally purge.”  Molière, The Imaginary Invalid (1673). French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), better known by his nom-de-plume, Molière, was no fan of doctors. In Molière’s day, the medical profession

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Aristotle on purging naughty virtues

Aristotle on purging naughty virtues

chuck June 30, 2012 0

Question: Why is it wholesome to vomit? Answer: It purges the stomach of all naughty virtues … - Aristotle Aristotle’s Book of Problems (circa 350 BCE) In case you haven’t heard of Aristotle (384-322

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