Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
John M. Barry
"Like the Hippocratic writers, Galen believed that illness was was essentially the result of an imbalance in the body." - John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (2005)
Ah yes, the humorous model of treatment. From which we still have the phrase, "Laughter is the best medicine." And, "Wouldn't it be funny if we got rid of some of your blood?"