Herbs, Pills And Potions

Rajesh Mirchandani explores the medical traditions and practices of one of the world's earliest civilisations, the Assyrians.

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0120041223

Clay tablets found in Mesopotamia show that the ancient Assyrians had developed an astonishingly complex system of medical beliefs and practices.

In turn, their wisdom influenced the Greek physicians who laid the ethical foundations for today's medicine.

02 LAST20041230

This week he visits India to examine Ayurvedic medicine.