HSC features National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit
Charleen Moore, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, will present a noon lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in connection with a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit called ”There’s the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors.”
Dr. Moore’s lecture, “A Balancing Act: Medical Practices and the Four Humors in the Renaissance,” will be presented in the Howe Conference Room on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library, on the Health Science Center's Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.
The exhibit focuses on the medical theory popular in William Shakespeare’s time (1564-1616) of the four bodily humors that describe human personality — blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm. In Elizabethan England, the four bodily humors were thought to engender the passions of anger, grief, hope and fear — emotions that drive much of the action in Shakespeare’s plays.
The traveling exhibit was produced by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library to explore the inner logic of humoral theory as well as its connections to modern medical thought and practices.
The exhibit will be on display at the Briscoe Library through March 22.
Dr. Moore’s lecture will provide an opportunity to learn about the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library housed in the Briscoe Library.
For more information, please contact Susan Hunnicutt, M.A., M.L.I.S., special projects librarian, at 210-567-2406.
Information provided by “News from the Libraries,” the newsletter of the Libraries at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
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