Ancient Babylonian Medicine

Theory and Practice
Author(s): Markham J. Geller
Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2015
Product Number: EB00622436
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119062547
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Utilizing a great variety of previously unknown cuneiform tablets, Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice examines the way medicine was practiced by various Babylonian professionals of the 2nd and 1st millennium B.C. -Represents the first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizing cuneiform sources, including archives of court letters, medical recipes, and commentaries written by ancient scholars -Attempts to reconcile the ways in which medicine and magic were related -Assigns authorship to various types of medical literature that were previously considered anonymous -Rejects the approach of other scholars that have attempted to apply modern diagnostic methods to ancient illnesses

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