9781405126526

Ancient Babylonian Medicine : Theory and Practice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405126526

  • ISBN 10:

    1405126523

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 05/10/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

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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