Disease in Babylonia


This collection of articles is the first collection of studies on the specific subject of disease in Babylonia, based upon actual medical texts, with contributions by senior scholars who have spent years working on published and unpublished cuneiform medical texts. The volume contains editions of unpublished materials as well as syntheses of information about specific diseases in Babylonia, such as fever, published here for the first time. The volume will be important for anyone interested in the history of ancient medicine as well as being an important contribution to Assyriology.

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Irving L. Finkel, Assistant Keeper in the Department of the Ancient Near East of the British Museum, has published many important editions and studies of previously unknown tablets from the British Museum, and is an acknowledged expert on cuneiform literature and the history of board games.
Markham J. Geller, Professor of Semitic Languages at University College London, has worked extensively on Sumerian, Akkadian, and Aramaic magic and medical literature.
Assyriologists and all those interested in the history of ancient medicine.
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