Category Archives: Shakespeare on Health Care

Shakespeare, Thatcher, Chavez,Two Funerals and One Abyss

“A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.” (Hamlet, act 4, sc. 3)   Comment. Nothing can better represent the chasm, the divide, the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Good Wine, take 2

“The second property of an excellent sherris is, – the warming of the blood, which, before cold and settled, left the liver white and pale, which is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice: but the sherris warms it, makes it … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Undermining of the Social Compact

“Undoing all, as all had never been!” (King Henry VI, part 2, act 1, sc. 1)   Comment. And so it has come to this, after the ‘war on drugs’ and the ‘war on terror’ we have the ‘war on … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Medicinal Good Effects of a Good Wine

“A good sherris-sack hath a two fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the crude, dull and foolish vapours which environ it: makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of quick, nimble, fiery and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Health-care and Death as Consumer Items

“To die by thee, were but to die in jest; From thee to die, were torture more than death. O, let me stay, befall what may befall!” (King Henry VI, part 2, sct 3, sc. 2) Comment.  In the beginning … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Health-care and the Bad Effect of Sugars

“… a surfeit of the sweetest things The deepest loathing to the stomach brings.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream act 2, sc. 2) Comment. This site is not specifically targeting health, but it is worth pointing out that no expensive “discoveries” and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Cold Symptoms & Natural Remedies

 “Let me pour in some sack to the Thames water; for my belly’s as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for pills to cool the reins.” (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 3, sc. 5) Comments.  The cold season is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Natural Remedies and the Limits of Medicine

“The congregate college have concluded That labouring art can never ransom nature From her unaidable estate.” (All’s Well That Ends Well, act 2, sc. 1) Comments. It is commonly accepted that longevity is the product of modern medicine. Historical information … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Benefits of Wine, Laughter and a Sense of Humor

“…nor a man cannot make him laugh; but that’s no marvel, he drinks no wine.” (King Henry IV, part 1 act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use. Comment on anyone impervious to humor or chide a first-time or born-again teetotaler. … Continue reading

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Seven Ages of Man, take 6, Advanced Middle Age

“… The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well sav’d, a world too wide For his shrank shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again towards … Continue reading

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