Ancient Babylonian Medicine (Innbundet)

Theory and Practice

Serie: Ancient Cultures 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2010
Antall sider: 234
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Ancient Cultures
ISBN/EAN: 9781405126526
Kategori: Helse- og sosialfag
Omtale: Ancient Babylonian Medicine
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

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