Episode 17. Strahil Panayotov: Assyrian eye medicine: Show notes

Strahil explains how Assyrian medicine worked. Who were the doctors and what did they do? Would their treatments have been effective? He discusses the problems caused by taxonomy. Different ideas about the human body and the diseases affecting it make it more difficult for us to understand Assyrian medicine. One of our most important sources is a newly reconstructed reference work, The Nineveh Medical Encyclopaedia.

2:46 Assyrian doctors

5:24 how medicine worked

8:44 eye problems and their treatment

12:25 the problem of taxonomy

15:25 about our sources

17:30 the Nineveh Medical Encyclopaedia

BabMed: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/babmed/index.html

Strahil’s Academia: https://bas.academia.edu/StrahilPanayotov

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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