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R. George, RA 85 (1991): 144, t 64: 42�43. 58 Complete in George, RA 85 (1991): 142, 164: 20f. MARTEN STOL " TO BE ILL" IN AKKADIAN Both omens associate "illness" with the left side and leave the option of recovery open. time the verb sala'u was a difficult word and needed an explanation. An older commentary may have understood its meaning and wished to tell the reader that a (lasting) "illness" meant worries (nakadu) in the family. We have seen above that seeing a blind man led to this "illness" and we suggested that both have in common their chronic condition.

4 see M. Stol "An Assyriologist reads Hippocrates;' in Magic and Rationality, 71-72. For references to surgical instruments see CAD s. v. 1. Miller, "Eye surgery and Jillu, 'pterygium, conjunctival degeneration": Nouvelles Assyriologiques Breves et Utilitaires, 1989/1, 10, on AMT 12,1 and "a small bronze knife (? lancet) with a hooked tip" from Tepe Giyan. On blood letting see Biggs, RIA 7, 629a (with ref. 32 The interesting point is that the scholar mentions that this procedure is ki masqft memeni "as (for) any potion": this instruction is not currently known from the therapeutic corpus, and would probably have surprised the original authors of the recipes.

Marrassini (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003), 1 36-149. 17 Tfthe word is correctly read (kima sa-a[bF-su-ti-ma), in AbB X 57: 11 third parties are said to be as mendacious 'as a midwife: This sort of sentiment is, not surprisingly, 51 absent from the professional corpora, where midwives are in any case badly underrepre­ sented (see M. Stol, Birth in Babylonia and the Bible: ItsMediterranean Setting, Cuneiform Monographs 14 (Groningen: Styx Publications, 2000), 171-192). 18 H. Avalos, Illness and health care in the ancient Near East: The role of the temple in Greece, Mesopotamia, and Israel, Harvard Semitic Museum Monographs 54 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995), 21 8-219 observed that colophons show tablets with medical content to have been copied from temple libraries.

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