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J. Cale Johnson Towards a New Perspective on Babylonian Medicine The Continuum of Allegoresis and the Emergence of Secular Models in Mesopotamian Scientific Thought Abstract: Traditional accounts of Babylonian medicine see the two disciplines involved in healing in ancient Mesopo- tamia, viz. āšipūtu “exorcism or incantation-and-ritual-driven healing” and asûtu “medicine”, as complementary dis- ciplines, collaborating in the treatment of individual patients. Ritter’s 1965 paper on the two disciplines, for example, sought to differentiate them, while at the same

JoAnn Scurlock, Magico-Medical Means of Treating Ghost- Induced Illnesses in Ancient Mesopotamia (Ancient Magic and Divination, III; Leiden: Brill/Styx, 2006). Pp. xi + 788. Cloth, €199,00, US$269.00. ISBN 90 04 12397 0. (= A). JoAnn Scurlock and Burton Andersen, Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine: Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005), Pp. xxiii + 879. Cloth, US$150. ISBN 0-252-02956-9 (= B). Reviewed by Scott Noegel University of Washington Given the

An Edition of the Medical Prescriptions Dealing with the Gastrointestinal Tract
Infrastructural Contexts and the Licensing of Empiricism in Ancient and Medieval Mesopotamia
The Nineveh Treatise
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Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen Begründet von Franz Köcher Herausgegeben von Robert D. Biggs und Marten Stol Band 9 Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues Medicine, Magic and Divination Edited by Ulrike Steinert The work on this volume as part of the project BabMed – Babylonian Medicine has been funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013; Project No. 323596). ISBN 978-1-5015-1363-3 e-ISBN (PDF

Böck Barbara The Healing Goddess Gula. Towards an Understanding of Ancient Babylonian Medicine Leiden / Boston Brill 2014 X, 221 S. 8° = Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 67. Hartbd. € 103,00 978-90-04-26145-7 Der Titel des Buches lässt zuerst ein weiteres Werk, das zum Genre der Götterbiographie zu rechnen ist, vermuten, jedoch legt die Autorin mit der vorliegenden Publikation eine darüber hinausreichende Studie vor, welche die babylonische Medizin anhand ihrer Bezüge zur Heilgöttin Gula erläutert, wie ja auch schon der Untertitel nahe legt

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and binding: CPI books GmbH, Leck www.degruyter.com The work on this volume as part of the project BabMed – Babylonian Medicine has been funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013; Project No. 323596).

Table of Contents Acknowledgements   1 Abbreviations   3 Ulrike Steinert Introduction: Catalogues, Corpora and Canons in Mesopotamian Scholarship   7 Part 1: Studies on Mesopotamian Text Catalogues Irving L. Finkel On Three Tablet Inventories   25 Markham J. Geller A Babylonian Hippocrates   42 J. Cale Johnson Towards a New Perspective on Babylonian Medicine: The Continuum of Allegoresis and the Emergence of Secular Models in Mesopotamian Scientific Thought   55 Strahil V. Panayotov Notes on the Assur Medical Catalogue with Comparison to the Nineveh Medical

astronomy and astrology from Francesca Rochberg and Helen Jacobus, see Look to the Stars: Babylonian medicine, magic, astrology and melothesia (Max Planck Preprint 401, Berlin, 2010). Since 2010, major sections of the text have been revised, based on an exhaus- tive list of corrections kindly submitted by Henry Stadhouders, Marten Stol, Nils Heeßel, and Irving Finkel. Some additional material has been added, from Galen’s treatise, Ars Medica, and an important commentary on Marduk’s Address to the Demons edited by W. G. Lambert, contributed courtesy of A. R. George. I