The Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus: ancient Egyptian medicine

  title={The Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus: ancient Egyptian medicine},
  author={L. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care},
  pages={54 - 55}
  • L. Smith
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
  • In around 1825 BC, the 29th year of the reign of Amenemhat, someone (probably a physician) recorded that date on the back of a papyrus, which formed part of a group of medical texts originating from the land of the Pharaohs. Those papyri would be brought into the modern world in April and November 1889 by Flinders Petrie. They were found on a site near the modern day Egyptian town of Lehun. The so-called Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus is one of the largest manuscripts dating from the late Middle… CONTINUE READING
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