Chapter 6. Medical Training: MD or PhD?

  1. Markham J. Geller

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319996.ch6

Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice

Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Geller, M. J. (2010) Medical Training: MD or PhD?, in Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319996.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

Book Series:

  1. Ancient Cultures

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126526

Online ISBN: 9781444319996

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Keywords:

  • Medical Training - MD or PhD - in the ancient and medieval Babylonian world;
  • šamallû- merchant, agent and tupšarru - scribe;
  • asû agašgû - a novice physician;
  • šalamlû mašmaššu agašgû - apprentice novice exorcist;
  • anatāmarti, for reading - appearing in colophons in sultantepe and in assurbanipal's official royal colophons;
  • anu-iksur's, medically related commentary tablets from Uruk - procedures within ancient scribal academies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Academic Titles

  • The Meaning of ana tāmarti “for Reading”

  • The Case of Anu-iks·ur of Uruk