Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Monatsarchiv für April 2018

Excavated latrines reveal information on parasites and diet in the Ancient Near East and Medieval Europe

Through a novel approach of shotgun DNA sequencing, a group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has analysed the content of excavated human feces from Denmark, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Jordan and Bahrain. The only antique samples were those from Bahrain (5-400 B.C.E.). All others date from the 7th century C.E. to as late as […]

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Drug use in the ancient Near East

The Science magazine has published an article on recent residue analyses that suggest the use of psychoactive drugs in the ancient Near East such as opium and cannabis. While there is of course a good chance that these drugs were used in a ritualistic context, a medical use seems to be just as likely.

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Hans Sloane Lecture 2019 with Markham J. Geller

The Hans Sloane Lecture 2019 will be given by BabMed PI Markham J. Geller exactly one year from now. The event is hosted by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and named after Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish physician and philantropist who was born on April 16th 1660. The lecture’s venue is the Apothecaries’ […]

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