Hammurabi’s Code: A primary datum in the conjoined professions of medicine and law

  title={Hammurabi’s Code: A primary datum in the conjoined professions of medicine and law},
  author={John Pearn},
  journal={Medico-Legal Journal},
  pages={125 - 131}
  • J. Pearn
  • Published 2016
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Medico-Legal Journal
The history of our current law dates from Palaeolithic times. The first written laws were codified by the rulers of Mesopotamian kingdoms, from the beginning of the second millennium B.C.E. This history, and those of the medico-legal specialties in particular, trace their origins to Hammurabi’s Code. Hammurabi (ruled 1792–1750 B.C.E.) was the sixth King of the First Dynasty of ancient Babylon, today an archaeological site in modern-day Iraq. Hammurabi’s Laws (c.1760 B.C.E.), inscribed on at… Expand
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