In this talk, I present my current research on Mesopotamian medical texts, which focuses on the corpus
related to women’s healthcare. I discuss concepts associated with female reproduction in gynecological texts
of the 2nd and 1st millennia BCE, concentrating on ideas of anatomy and the physiology of sexual reproduction
marked by conception, gestation and birth. I then present an overview of therapeutic approaches
encountered in the gynecological texts. Finally, I offer a few conclusions concerning the position and
organization of gynecological material within the broader serialized corpus of the 1st millennium BCE medical
therapeutic texts as attested in the Assur Medical Catalogue and the Late Babylonian tablets from Uruk.
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20.09.2017 | 17:15
Harvard History and Archaeology of Ancient Near Eastern Societies Workshop.
Harvard University, Semitic Museum, Room 201.
6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA