The medical skills of ancient Egypt

  title={The medical skills of ancient Egypt},
  author={Amos. David},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={119 - 119}
Worth Estes's main interest lies in why and how ancient physicians used drugs to combat their patients' ailments. He considers the role of the physician in ancient Egypt, from Imhotep (deified by later generations as an Egyptian god of medicine) to the general practitioners. The two main sources of evidence for medicine in ancient Egypt are the medical papyri and the archaeological information supplied by mummified human remains. Here, there is a brief summary of the contribution made by modern… CONTINUE READING


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