Ancient Egyptian Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

The skills of the ancient Egyptians in preserving bodies through mummification are well known, but their expertise in the everyday medical practices needed to treat the living is less familiar and often misinterpreted. John F. Nunn draws on his own experience as an eminent doctor of medicine and an Egyptologist to reassess the evidence. He has translated and reviewed the original Egyptian medical papyri and has reconsidered other sources of information, including skeletons, mummies, statues, tomb paintings and coffins.

Illustrations highlight similarities in the conditions of ancient and modern patients. Nunn appraises the criteria by which the ancient Egyptian doctors made their diagnoses in the context of current medical knowledge, showing that many of their findings are still valid today. Nunn also explores ancient Egyptian spells and incantations and the relationship of magic and religion to medical practices.

Incorporating the most recent insights of modern medicine and Egyptology, Nunn furnishes the reader with a comprehensive and authoritative book on a fascinating subject.

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Retired anesthesiologist and member of the Egypt Exploration Society, Nunn translates and reviews original Egyptian medical papyri; integrates evidence from skeletons, mummies, statues, tomb paintings, and coffins; and evaluates the medical practice of ancient Egypt in terms of modern medical thought. He also explores the role of spells, incantations, and other aspects of magic and religion. An extensive compilation and interpretation of material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806135045
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 823,403
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6
1 The land of the Nile 8
2 The medical papyri 24
3 Concepts of anatomy, physiology and pathology 42
4 The pattern of disease 64
5 Magic and religion in medicine 96
6 The healers 113
7 Drug therapy 136
8 Surgery, trauma and dangerous animals 163
9 Specialised branches of medicine 191
10 Epilogue 206
Appendix A: Chronological table 210
Appendix B: Concordance of tabulations of known doctors (swnw) 211
Appendix C: Pharmacological properties of some Egyptian herbal remedies 215
Appendix D: Egyptian words appearing in the text 217
Bibliography and recommended reading 227
Index of citations and translations of medical texts 234
General index 236
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  • Posted December 16, 2013

    It is very well written and gives a whole new look into the live

    It is very well written and gives a whole new look into the lives of ancient Egyptians. Lets you know what the ancient Egyptians were really like.

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