An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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Materia magica et medica Hethitica: Ein Beitrag zur Heilkunde im Alten Orient. By Volkert Haas in cooperation with Daliah Bawanypeck.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2003.

The first comprehensive compendium of all known remedies and treatments used by the Hittites. The source texts are ritual descriptions and formularies from the 15th to 13th centuries BCE preserved from the archives of the Hittite capital, Hattusa. The ritual treatments often lasted for several days, and had an obvious psychotherapeutic approach which added significantly to their value as curative magic. Hittite prescriptive formulations demonstrate a close admixture of magical practices and pharmacological knowledge.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Anatolia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Middle East, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals