Brain Diseases in Mesopotamian Societies

Piedad Yuste

Abstract


In ancient Mesopotamia were not practiced neither autopsies nor dissections, so the internal organs of human body were known only from occasional inspections on wounds and injuries. The
brain was considered as a part of the head and was not related to mental activity. However, Babylonian and Assyrian physicians were able to identify the symptoms of many diseases that affect this organ. We will make here a brief overview of them.

Keywords


Brain, Mesopotamian Medicine, Akkadian Diagnostic Handbook

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