(Original Caption) 9/27/1953-Philadelphia, PA-The inscription on this 4,000-year-old Sumerian clay tablet in the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, has been translated by Dr. Samuel Noah Kramer of the Museum, and Dr. Martin Levey of Pennsylvania State College. The tablet contains the world's oldest-known medical handbook- a translation of a portion of the right column reads: "White pear tree, the flower of the 'moon' plant, grind into a powder, dissolve in beer, let the man drink."
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May 13th, 2020
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