Corpus ID: 53975195

American Drugs in Egyptian Mummies

  title={American Drugs in Egyptian Mummies},
  author={S. Wells},
The recent findings of cocaine, nicotine, and hashish in Egyptian mummies by Balabanova et. al. have been criticized on grounds that: contamination of the mummies may have occurred, improper techniques may have been used, chemical decomposition may have produced the compounds in question, recent mummies of drug users were mistakenly evaluated, that no similar cases are known of such compounds in long-dead bodies, and especially that pre-Columbian transoceanic voyages are highly speculative… Expand
1 Citations


Testing for drugs in hair. Critical review of chromatographic procedures since 1992.
  • H. Sachs, P. Kintz
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications
  • 1998
  • 134
Bibliographia Pre - Columbiana
  • Pre - Columbiana American Drugs in Egyptian Mummies : A Review of the Evidence
  • 1998
Extensive pulmonary hemorrhage in an Egyptian mummy
  • Virchows Archiv
  • 1995
First identification of drugs in Egyptian mummies.
  • 2