An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15791 entries, 13704 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: September 13, 2022

GELLER, Markham J.

7 entries
  • 8512

Renal and rectal diseases texts. (Die Babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen, Book 7).

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2005.

Previous volumes of Franz Köcher’s series on Babylonian and Assyrian medical literature provided copies of cuneiform medical tablets with extensive indices listing all known parallel passages. This volume edits all of the tablets listed in volumes 1–6 of Köcher's Babylonisch-assyrische Medizin dealing with renal and rectal diseases. Many of the British Museum sources have been known from fragments, copied by R. Campbell Thompson in his Assyrian Medical Texts (1923), but many new joins have been made since that time, thus tablets dealing with renal and rectal diseases were been copied and edited in this volume. Although some of these medical texts were previously translated by Thompson in 1929 and 1934, these translations were later considered inadequate. This book makes most of these medical texts available to Assyriologists and medical historians for the first time. One interesting feature is how seldom magic and magical rituals feature within these medical recipes.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery
  • 10631

Disease in Babylonia. Edited by Irving L. Finkel and Markham J. Geller.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2006.

"This collection of articles is the first collection of studies on the specific subject of disease in Babylonia, based upon actual medical texts, with contributions by senior scholars who have spent years working on published and unpublished cuneiform medical texts. The volume contains editions of unpublished materials as well as syntheses of information about specific diseases in Babylonia, such as fever, published here for the first time" (publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Babylonia & Assyria
  • 7082

Ancient Babylonian medicine: Theory and practice.

Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

The first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizing cuneiform sources, including archives of court letters, medical recipes, and commentaries written by ancient scholars. Attempts to reconcile the ways in which medicine and magic were related, and assigns authorship to various types of medical literature that were previously considered anonymous. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Babylonia & Assyria
  • 8513

BabMed - Babylonian medicine: Corpora

Berlin: Frei Universität Berlin, 2013.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8516

Healing magic and evil demons: Canonical Udug-Hul incantations. (Die Babylonisch-assyrische Texten und Untersuchungen, Vol. 8.)

Boston, MA: Walter de Gruyter, 2015.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, Magic & Superstition in Medicine
  • 12538

Mesopotamian medicine and magic. Studies in honor of Markham J. Geller. Edited by Strahil V. Panayotov and Ludek Vacin.

Leiden: Brill, 2018.

 "The [34] contributions concentrate mainly on Mesopotamian scholarly descriptions and practices of diagnosing and healing diverse physical ailments and mental distress. The festschrift contains both critical editions of new texts as well as analytical studies dealing with various issues of Mesopotamian medical and magical lore. Currently, this is the largest edited volume devoted to this topic, significantly contributing to the History of Ancient Sciences" (publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, Magic & Superstition in Medicine
  • 12537

Mesopotamian eye disease texts: The Nineveh treatise.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020.

"This volume is the first complete edition and commentary on Mesopotamian medicine from Nineveh dealing with diseases of the eye. This ancient work, languishing in British Museum archives since the 19th century, is preserved on several large cuneiform manuscripts from the royal library of Ashurbanipal, from the 7th century BC. The longest surviving ancient work on diseased eyes, the text predates by several centuries corresponding Hippocratic treatises. The Nineveh series represents a systematic array of eye symptoms and therapies, also showing commonalities with Egyptian and Greco-Roman medicine. Since scholars of Near Eastern civilizations and ancient and general historians of medicine will need to be familiar with this material, the volume makes this aspect of Babylonian medicine fully accessible to both specialists and non-specialists, with all texts being fully translated into English" (publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Diseases of the Eye