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By H. F. J. Horstmanshoff, Marten Stol, C. R. Van Tilburg

For the 1st time, clinical structures of the traditional close to East and the Greek and Roman global are studied facet via facet and in comparison. Early medication in Babylonia, Egypt, the Minoan and Mycenean international later medication in Hippocrates, Galen, Aelius Aristides, Vindicianus, the Talmud. the focal point is the measure of rationality or irrationality within the a variety of methods of scientific idea and remedy. Fifteen experts contributed considerate and well-documented chapters on very important concerns.

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33) and the fifth from bile (ch. 34)94 resulting from eating too many raw vegetables B A D no. 17: 21 22, ' W e n n er w ä h r e n d seiner K r a n k h e i t zuckt: Wasser der Spindel des Flusses hat er geschluckt. ' 88 H i p p , Int. ), 'If the bronchial tube of the lung ulcerates . . or if some of the pipes extending through the lung r u p t u r e into one a n o t h e r a n d are filled with blood'. Cf. A M T 52 9: 5, 'if foul black blood comes f r o m the windpipe of his left lung' [ref. courtesy M .

28 O u r intention, therefore, is to exclude most 22 See the useful discussion in Langholf ( 1990) 12-36. J o u a n n a (1999) 410 dates the text to the end of the fifth century BC, a n d he notes that Galen considered the text to be a critique of C n i d i a n medicine by Hippocrates. , Acut. I ( 2 . ) = Langholf (1990) 14 f. a n d Chadwick a n d M a n n a p u d Lloyd (1983) 186. , Acut. 3 ( 2 . ) transi. C h a d w i c k a n d M a n n , op. cit. , 15 ff. 27 See, for instance Phillips (1973) 37: ' W h e r e a s C o a n books err in being too speculative, C n i d i a n books from time to time have grotesque features such as curious readers have c o m e to expect f r o m the medicine of earlier ages'.

C A D Š / I 1 437. J. m T h e r e is no reference made to the šiknu of this second list of diseases, since they appear to refer to jaundice and diseases affecting the joints which are not visible from external examination. 10·'' This second Uruk text of Rīmūt-Anu attempts to provide a classification of diseases, but on this occasion 'internal' diseases which are associated with four internal bodily organs, namely 'heart' (referring to the organ of cognition), 'belly', 'lungs', and 'kidneys'.

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