Ancient Medicine: From Mesopotamia to Rome
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This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi’s Ancient Medicine covers a broader geographical and chronological range. The world of medicine in antiquity consisted of a lot more than Hippocrates and Galen.

Zucconi applies historical and anthropological methods to examine the medical cultures of not only Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome but also the Levant, the Anatolian Peninsula, and the Iranian Plateau. Devoting special attention to the fundamental relationship between medicine and theology, Zucconi’s one-volume introduction brings the physicians, patients, procedures, medicines, and ideas of the past to light.

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Title: Ancient Medicine: From Mesopotamia to Rome
By: Laura M. Zucconi
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 12 ounces
ISBN: 0802869831
ISBN-13: 9780802869838
Stock No: WW869838

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Laura M. Zucconi is associate professor of historical studies at Stockton College, Galloway, New Jersey, a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, and the author of Can No Physician Be Found? The Influence of Religion on Medical Pluralism in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel.

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