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
Keywords: Babylon, Babylonian Medicine, Ancient medicine