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By Markham J. Geller

using a good number of formerly unknown cuneiform capsules, Ancient Babylonian drugs: idea and Practice examines the best way medication used to be practiced via numerous Babylonian execs of the 2d and 1st millennium B.C.

  • Represents the 1st assessment of Babylonian drugs using cuneiform resources, together with documents of court docket letters, scientific recipes, and commentaries written by way of historic scholars
  • Attempts to reconcile the ways that medication and magic have been related
  • Assigns authorship to numerous sorts of scientific literature that have been formerly thought of anonymous
  • Rejects the method of alternative students that experience tried to use sleek diagnostic the way to old illnesses

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