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Titre : Epilepsy in Babylonia (Paperback)
Éditeur : Van Gorcum and Comp BV, Netherlands
Date d'édition : 1993
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : New
Language: English . Brand New Book. Stol s comprehensive exploration of the Babylonians conception and treatment of epilepsy adds a new chapter to the history of this ancient disease. The author presents the sources, examines the terminology and places epilepsy in context among kindred illnesses. A full edition (transliteration, translation, commentary and cuneiform copy) of the relevant parts of the Diagnostic Handbook is included. According to the Ancients, epileptics are struck by the moon . An examination of the relationship between epilepsy and the moon yields surprising results. This volume deals with material that was unavailable to O. Temkin, author of the classic The Falling Sickness; A history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginning of modern neurology, (1971). It show that traditional views of the Ancient Near East lived on among the Greeks and Romans. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789072371638
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