Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice - Ancient Cultures (Hardback)
  • Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice - Ancient Cultures (Hardback)

Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice - Ancient Cultures (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 13/04/2010
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Utilizing a great variety of previously unknown cuneiform tablets, Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice examinesthe way medicine was practiced by various Babylonian professionalsof the 2nd and 1st millennium B.C. * Represents the first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizingcuneiform sources, including archives of court letters, medicalrecipes, and commentaries written by ancient scholars * Attempts to reconcile the ways in which medicine and magic wererelated * Assigns authorship to various types of medical literature thatwere previously considered anonymous * Rejects the approach of other scholars that have attempted toapply modern diagnostic methods to ancient illnesses

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405126526

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