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Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine
Scurlock, JoAnn

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014 pp. xv + 764. $84.95/$104.95

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Description: In this collection JoAnn Scurlock assembles and translates medical texts that provided instructions for ancient doctors and pharmacists. Scurlock unpacks the difficult, technical vocabulary that describes signs and symptoms as well as procedures and plants used in treatments. This fascinating material shines light on the development of medicine in the ancient Near East, yet these tablets were essentially inaccessible to anyone without an expertise in cuneiform. Scurlockís work fills this gap by providing a key resource for teaching and research.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Egyptian Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Akkadian, Ancient Egyptian, Ugaritic, Other Language

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Review by Michael S. Moore
Published 2/8/2016
Citation: Michael S. Moore, review of JoAnn Scurlock, Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

Review by Ingrid E. Lilly
Published 2/8/2016
Citation: Ingrid E. Lilly, review of JoAnn Scurlock, Sourcebook for Ancient Mesopotamian Medicine, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

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