Prof Mark Geller (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Tuesday (1st March)
Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
The topic of similarities and possible commonalities between Hippocratic and Babylonian medicine continues to attract comment and debate, which the present seminar will address. The discussion will involve comparisons of both the content and form of Hippocratic treatises with contemporary Babylonian medical tablets, to argue for a more global view of ancient medicine in the Mediterranean and ancient Near East in the time of Hippocrates and his followers.