Depersonalized Case Histories in the Babylonian Therapeutic Compendia

@inproceedings{Johnson2015DepersonalizedCH,
  title={Depersonalized Case Histories in the Babylonian Therapeutic Compendia},
  author={J. C. Johnson},
  year={2015}
}
Standard histories of medicine identify Hippocratic texts such as Epidemics as the earliest medical case histories in human history. In contrast to the Hippocratic case histories, it is often stated that Babylonian medicine made no use of individual case histories. In this paper, I investigate ‘depersonalized case histories’ in the Babylonian therapeutic corpora (ca. 800–600 BCE, although in many cases probably based on earlier lost sources). On the face of it, the suggestion that certain… Expand
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