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Ancient Babylonian Medicine : Theory and Practice
by Markham J. Geller




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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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Overview

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.



This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN: 9781119062547
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Date: July 2015
 

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