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Shakespeare and the Four Humors: Welcome!

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This exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the Folger Shakespeare Library



The bronze sculpture of Shakespeare in the image above is by John Quincy Adams Ward, created 1870, cast after 1910. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

This research guide was created by Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian