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HISTORY OF BABYLONIAN MEDICINE. BRIEF HISTORY OF BABYLONIAN DYNASTY. Babylonia was a civilization in Lower Mesopotamia , with Babylon as its capital. Babylonia adopted the written Semitic Akkadian language for official use.

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HISTORY OF BABYLONIAN MEDICINE


BRIEF HISTORY OF BABYLONIAN DYNASTY

  • Babylonia was a civilization in Lower Mesopotamia , with Babylon as its capital.

  • Babylonia adopted the written Semitic Akkadian language for official use.

  • Amorite dynasties was established in the city-state of Babylon, which would ultimately take over the others and form the first Babylonian empire, during what is also called the Old Babylonian Period.


BABYLONIAN MEDICINE


INTRODUCTION

  • The oldest Babylonian texts on medicine date back to the First Babylonian Dynasty in the first half of the 2nd millennium BC.

  • The most extensive Babylonian medical text, however, is the Diagnostic Handbook written by the physician Esagil-kin-apliof Borsippa, during the reign of the Babylonian kingAdad-apla-iddina (1069-1046 BC).


THE METHODS INTRODUCED BY BABYLOIANS

  • Next to the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Babylonians introduced concepts used today which are seen in the modern world.

  • They are known by their names of diagnosis, prognosis, physical examination, and prescription.


Babylonian Diagnosis Handbook

  • The ancient Babylonian Diagnosis Handbook gave a text which list medical symptoms detailed by careful observations along with logical rules in combining pragmatic symptoms on the body of a patient with its diagnosis and prognosis.

  • The disease of a patient then was usually treated with an assortment of pills, creams and bandages depending on which type of recorded disease.


SPREAD OF BABYLONIAN MEDICINE

  • The ancient Babylonian Diagnosis Handbook was established on a commonsensical set of axioms and assumptions.

  • And it is because of this, it has gone on to influence the view and ways of medical procedure around the world.


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By-

Prajwal S. Shetty

Group- 2


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