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Sili'tu in Literary Texts In literary texts, si/i'tu seems to be no more that a variant of mur�u "disease". Like the latter, it can be removed (nasauu). "May Adad decree (amCi Gt) the removal of illness from my body"?? ' "May Gula put in his body a never ending disease, a never resting disease, a . . 9 In the later lexical tradition, they follow each other: [ . . 80 = = Society 46 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1956), 325 x + 21, with p. 279b; the medical text is AMT 61,1: 12 = BAM 7 50 no.

Metalltexte", Baghdader Mitteilungen 21 (1990): 187: 1 5 - 18. 50 HeeBel, Diagnostik, 369 fn. 53 and Joannes in Mtdecine et midecins, 143 fn. 34. 5 1 CT 56, 618. Sec Joannes in Medecine et medecins, 84. 52 Since dream interpreters also had a role in healing, the expression recalls the bit sa'iliiti "house of the female dream interpreters" mentioned in Old Babylonian letters (AbB IV 145: 12 bi-it sa-l;i-la-tim, VIII 78: 8' e sa-l]i-la-tim). 53 As recognized in Joanlll2s's translation of bit ase as "une structure appelee la 'maison des medecins'" (and in keeping with many other phrases which include bUu "house"), the phrase bit ase does not necessarily imply that the asu lived on the premises, and could simply designate his workplace.

MARTEN STOL masla'tu, sH'u The word masla'tu is attested only in extispicy forecasts. It always refers to "troops" (eren), either "ours" or those of the enemy 8! 83 "Epidemic" has been suggested. The word sil'u means "micturation" according to CDA. This is based on the context, "When his 'sprinkling' has soiled him (lapiitu)':84 The Sumerogram iiI literally means "wind", which can be a cause of disease. 85 SOME NOTES ON MEDICAL INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE MEDICAL CORPORA = I thank Martin Worthington for his critical and invaluable assistance.

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