Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine. Edited by Manfred Horstmanshoff and Marten Stol.Leiden: Brill, 2004.
The first comparison of medical systems of the Ancient Near East and the Greek and Roman world. The authors treat early medicine in Babylonia, Egypt, the Minoan and Mycenean world; later medicine in Hippocrates, Galen, Aelius Aristides, Vindicianus, the Talmud, focusing on the degree of "rationality" or "irrationality" in the various ways of medical thought and treatment.
Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Anatolia, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Egypt › History of Ancient Medicine in Egypt, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences