n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - A jaundiced view : editor's comment

Volume 23, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL August 2005 Vol.23 No.8 CME 365 A jaundiced view - jaded, cynical, pessimistic, sceptical, unenthusiastic - the liver has long been seen as the seat of emotions. Novels of the nineteenth century refer to a person as feeling 'liverish' - unwell, nauseous, fatigued - often as a result of overindulgence in rich foods or alcohol or both. Choleric, another word that arises from an association with the liver, meaning irascible, angry, comes from the root choler, one of the 4 'humours of bile'. All these literary allusions emphasise that there has always been an understanding of the central ..

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