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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