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Excerpt from Temperament, Disease and Health
The neutral temperament is the happy mean, which would correspond to the temperate temperament of the ancients.
This suggestion has much in its favor, and all later developments would seem to make for its truth. Among many facts of like nature going to prove its sound basis is' that of the very marked difference with which different temper aments support the bites of insects, many per sons, for example, being quite unconscious of annoyance from bites of ﬂeas or mosquitoes which to others are an acute suffering; also the extraordinary differences in receptivity, by different animals, of porsons of certain diseases: thus the white rat is almost perfectly immune against the poison of anthrax (splenic fever.
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