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Assyrian Medical Texts: from the Originals in the British Museum

Nature volume 114, page 48 (12 July 1924) | Download Citation



IN our issue of April 12, p. 529, we published a note on a reprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine by the same author on the same subject. The present work is a series of 107 plates containing the text of 660 cuneiform medical tablets for the most part previously unpublished. They are from the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal, now preserved in the British Museum, and date from the seventh century B.C. It is perhaps to be regretted that the preface is not given in greater detail, as otherwise the work is intelligible only to Assyriologists.

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