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RE: [ANE-2] Physiology in Mesopotamia

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  • Duane Smith
    Scurlock has two rather massive works on Mesopotamian medicine. Perhaps the most relevant to the question at hand is co-written with Burton Andersen:
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      Scurlock has two rather massive works on Mesopotamian medicine. Perhaps the most relevant to the question at hand is co-written with Burton Andersen:



      Scurlock, JoAnn and Burton R. Andersen, Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine: Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005).



      I don’t have it close by so I’m not sure it addresses the exact question but it is a good place to start.



      Her other massive volume,



      Magico-Medical Means of Treating Ghost-Induced Illnesses in Ancient Mesopotamia. Ancient Magic and Divination 3 (Leiden/Boston: Brill/Styx, 2006),



      may not be as helpful but is worth looking at.



      Duane Smith





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      Have you seen Jo Ann Scurlock's massive tome on Mesopotamian medicine? (I don't know the details.)








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    • Jean-Fabrice Nardelli
      See J. Scurlock and B. R. Andersen, Diagnoses and Babylonian Medicine : Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses. Translated and with
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        See J. Scurlock and B. R. Andersen, Diagnoses and Babylonian Medicine :
        Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses. Translated
        and with Commentary (Urbana, 2005), pp. 165-184 (cardiopulmonrary
        system) ; Scurlock, Magico-Medical Means of Treating Ghost-Induced
        Illness in Ancient Mesopotamia (Leiden & Boston, 2006), pp. 69-70 and
        notes 1173-1178 on 150 (shortness of breath) ; M. Jaques, Le vocabulaire
        des sentiments dans les textes sumériens. Recherche sur le lexique
        sumérien et akkadien (Münster, 2006), pp. 219-223 (Sumerian ŠA3.SAG3,
        'smite / strike / hurt the heart' ~ UR5 UG7/UG5, 'kill / hurt the
        lungs') and 271-278 (Sum. ŠA3 KUŠ2(-U3), 'afflict the heart') ; J.-J.
        Glassner, ‘Écrire des livres à l’époque paléo-babylonienne : le traité
        d’extispicine’, Zeitschrift für Assyriologie... 99, 2009, pp. 1-81 at
        30-32 (parts of the liver).

        J.-F. Nardelli
        Université de Provence


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