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Geller, Markham J.

Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice

Geller, Markham J. - Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice, ebook

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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

Keywords: Babylon, Babylonian Medicine, Ancient medicine

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444320008
Printed ISBN
9781405126526

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