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Ancient Babylonian medicine : theory and practice

By: Geller, Markham J.

Part of the Ancient cultures series
1405126523 / 9781405126526
Stock expected by 31/01/2020
256 p.
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Utilizing a great variety of previously unknown cuneiform tablets, Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice examinesthe way medicine was practiced by various Babylonian professionalsof the 2nd and 1st millennium B.C. * Represents the first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizingcuneiform sources, including archives of court letters, medicalrecipes, and commentaries written by ancient scholars * Attempts to reconcile the ways in which medicine and magic wererelated * Assigns authorship to various types of medical literature thatwere previously considered anonymous * Rejects the approach of other scholars that have attempted toapply modern diagnostic methods to ancient illnesses


1QDAB Babylonia, 3D BCE to c 500 CE, HBJF1 Middle Eastern history, HBLA1 Classical history / classical civilisation, MBX History of medicine

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