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

By Markham J. Geller

ISBN-10: 1405126523

ISBN-13: 9781405126526

Using an exceptional number of formerly unknown cuneiform drugs, historical Babylonian medication: thought and perform examines the way in which drugs used to be practiced by way of numerous Babylonian pros of the 2d and 1st millennium B.C. Represents the 1st evaluate of Babylonian drugs using cuneiform resources, together with information of court docket letters, scientific recipes, and commentaries written through historical scholarsAttempts to reconcile the ways that drugs and magic have been relatedAssigns authorship to varied sorts of clinical literature that have been formerly thought of anonymousRejects the method of different students that experience tried to use sleek diagnostic ways to historic health problems

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Because a witch has bewitched me, A deceitful woman has accused me Has (thereby) caused my god and goddess to be estranged from me (and) I have become sickening in the sight of anyone who beholds me, I am therefore unable to rest day and night. (Maqlû I 4–8, translation Abusch 2002: 30) I call forth (lit. seek out) against you (O witch) cult-players and ecstatics; I (for my part ) will break your bond. May warlocks bewitch you, I will break your bond. May witches bewitch you, I will break your bond.

Indd 16 2/4/2010 1:37:31 PM Medicine as Science 17 case of retrospective attribution of medical recipes to a venerable old tradition occurs in an unusual colophon of a tablet devoted to fever occurring in the brain. 15 (AMT 105; see Hunger 1968: No. 533) Although the tablet itself is not earlier than the eighth century BC, the poultice is attributed to oral transmitted medical lore dating back to c. 1860 BC, more than a millennium earlier, and ultimately to mythological sages from before the Flood;16 nothing could be more authoritative.

Hence, the entrails of a sheep with a specific characteristic were thought to forecast some significant contemporary events, usually affairs of state. Nevertheless, the result of this logical fallacy had certain fortuitous consequences as far as scientific thinking is concerned: the ancient divination scholars collected large databases of ominous events (also from positions of celestial objects, flights of birds, patterns of oil on water or smoke, unnatural births, and many other genres of omens).

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