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Quotes of quotes of quotes of quotes, 2/22

February 22, 2010

From Louis Menand’s article on the contemporary debate concerning psychopharmacology in this week’s issue of the New Yorker:

The decision to handle mental conditions biologically is as moral a decision as any other. It is a time-honored one, too. Human beings have always tried to cure psychological disorders through the body. In the Hippocratic tradition, melancholics were advised to drink white wine, in order to counteract the black bile. (This remains an option.)