The Kidney in Ancient Egyptian Medicine: Where Does It Stand?

  title={The Kidney in Ancient Egyptian Medicine: Where Does It Stand?},
  author={M. E. Salem and G. Eknoyan},
  journal={American Journal of Nephrology},
  pages={140 - 147}
  • M. E. Salem, G. Eknoyan
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Nephrology
  • Driven by their deep-seated desire for eternal life in a healthy body, ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to begin collecting and recording medical lore and medicinals that were effective for a healthy body. With its religious origins, medical care was initially provided by priests, but evolved over time into an independent discipline practiced by the swnw (sounou) or physician. What has been preserved of their knowledge in extant medical papyri reflects the great capacity of… CONTINUE READING
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