Dépouillement de Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine

edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol ; in collaboration with C.R. van Tilburg. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004. - XV-407 p. ; 21 cm.. - (Studies in ancient medicine ; 27) . - Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 90-04-13666-5 - Cote BIU Santé Médecine : 233.418-27

GELLER, Mark J. West Meets East : Early Greek and Babylonian Diagnosis

"Certain early treaties in the Corpus Hippocraticum show clear parallels with Babylonian medicine, in both form and content."

STOL, Marten. An assyriologist reads Hippocrates

"Comparing Babylonian and Greek medicine has been done in a book buy Goltz (1974). She found fifteen similarities and almost none can stand criticism. New (dis)similarities, some certain, other uncertain, are pointed out here. (...)"

MAUL, Stefan. Die "lösung vom bann" : überlegungen zu altorientalischen konzeptionen von krankheit und heilkunst

"(...) It will be shown that the "magico-religious" and "medical" therapy are merely constituting two phases of treatment which are based on te same common imagination of illness and healing."

HEESSEL, Nils P. Diagnosis, divination and disease : towards an understanding of the rationale behind the babylonian Diagnostic Handbook

"(...) Through a comparison of the systematic patterns of divinatory and diagnostic interpretation, it is demonstrated that the logic of medical diagnosis differs substantially from that of divination. (...)"

Farber, Walter. How to marry a disease : epidemics, contagion, and a magic ritual against th "hand of the ghost"

"To test whether the Babylonian had a "rational" explanation of contagion, some letters from Mari mentioning epidemics and contagious diseases are studied within the wider context of Babylonian medicine. Descriptions of similar cases are adduced from other cuneiform sources. (...)"

David, Rosaline. Rationality versus irrationality in Egyptian medicine in the pharaonic and graeco-roman periods
ARNOTT, Robert. Minoan and mycenaean medicine and its near eastern contacts

"This paper examines the evidence for medical practitioners in the Aeagean in the second millenium BC, and of medical contacts between the Aegean and contemporary bronze age societies of Egypt and the Near East at this time, and suggests that some o these contacts may have been the start of Near Eastern influence on Greek medicine."

THOMAS, Rosalind. Greek medicine and babylonian wisdom : circulation of knowledge and channels of transmission in the archaic and classical periods
VAN DER EIJK, Philip J. Divination, prognosis and prophylaxis : the hippocratic work "On dreams" (De victu 4) and its near eastern background
LANGHOLF, Volker. Structure and genesis of some hippocratic treatises

"(...) This paper attempts to analyse the form and contents of several of these treatises and to construct a possible scenario charactarizing the professional environnement in which they were compiled, the process and principles of compilation itself , and in particular the material act of writing."

HANSON, Ann Ellis. Aphorism 5.28-63 and the gynaecological texts of the Corpus Hippocraticum
GELLER, Mark J. Bloodletting in Babylonia

The major premise of the argument which follows is that Greek science and specifically Greek medicine did not penetrate into pre-Byzantine Babylonia. (...) However, the references to bloodletting (...) contradict the argument (...)"

HORSTMANSHOFF, Herman Frederik Johan (Manfred). Asclepius and temple medicine in Aelius Aristides' Sacred Tales

"(...) What is the role of (Hippocratic) medicine in Aelius Aristides' Sacred Tales? How are the two rationales, of (Hippocratic) medicine and of the Asclepius cult, related? (...)"

Cilliers, Louise. Vindicianus' Gynaecia and theories on generation and embryology from the babylonians up to graeco-roman times
LEVEN, Karl-Heinz. "At times these ancient facts seem to lie before me like a patient an a hospital bed" - Retrospective diagnosis and ancient medical history

"Retrospective diagnosis not only ignores the rules of historical research but is in itself a symptom of an anachronistic self-image of medicine." (p. 384)