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Magico-Medical Means of Treating Ghost-I

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ISBN 10: 9004123970 / ISBN 13: 9789004123977
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This work explores the interaction between magic and medicine in ancient Mesopotamia, as applied specifically to ghosts. Included is a discussion of sin and natural causes in Mesopotamian medicine. Additionally, it transliterates and translates 352 prescriptions designed to cure psychological and physical ailments thought to be caused by ghosts. Bookseller Inventory # SCUMAGICO

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Title: Magico-Medical Means of Treating Ghost-I

Publisher: Styx Publications

Binding: Hardcover/Hardback

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This work explores the interaction between magic and medicine in ancient Mesopotamia, as applied specifically to ghosts. Included is a discussion of sin and natural causes in Mesopotamian medicine. Additionally, it transliterates and translates 352 prescriptions designed to cure psychological and physical ailments thought to be caused by ghosts.

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JoAnn Scurlock holds a BA and Ph.D. in Assyriology from the University of Chicago. She teaches in the History and Political Science Departments at Elmhurst College and is author of numerous articles and reviews covering various aspects, in particular religion, magic and/or medicine, of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations.

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