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Title: Ancient Egyptian medicine : part 4 [1] : medical papyri
Authors: Savona-Ventura, Charles
Keywords: Medicine, Ancient
Medicine, Egyptian
Medical records -- History
Egyptian language -- Papyri
Issue Date: 2008-03
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Savona-Ventura, C. (2008). Ancient Egyptian medicine : part 4 [1] : medical papyri. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 2, 12-20.
Abstract: Much of the detailed information about the extent of the practice of medicine of the Ancient Egyptians comes from the rich source of textual material that has been found over the years. The main textual material comes from several Ancient Egyptian papyri which have a medical content. Most of these documents relate to diseases, remedies and the structure of the body as well as incantations and magic spells used as treatments in many cases. Most of these were discovered in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and no doubt these are only the tip of the iceberg. Many tracts must have been destroyed down through the years by natural phenomenon as well as by human intervention such as tomb robbers, military invasions and such like.
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