Ancient Babylonian Medicine (Heftet)

Theory and Practice

Serie: Ancient Cultures 


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Ancient Cultures
ISBN/EAN: 9781119025528
Kategori: Helse- og sosialfag
Omtale Ancient Babylonian Medicine
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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