Chapter 22. Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine

  1. Daniel C. Snell
  1. JoAnn Scurlock

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch22

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Scurlock, J. (2005) Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine, in A Companion to the Ancient Near East (ed D. C. Snell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232933

Online ISBN: 9780470997086

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Keywords:

  • ancient mesopotamian medicine;
  • ancient mesopotamian medical remedies;
  • plants;
  • rational medicine;
  • medical ethics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Developments in Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine over Time

  • Diagnosis

  • “Natural” and “Supernatural” Causes

  • Testing

  • Plants

  • Treatments

  • Magic

  • The No-Treatment Rule