The Quick and the Dead: Biomedical Theory in Ancient Egypt

The Quick and the Dead: Biomedical Theory in Ancient Egypt

by Andrew Gordon, C. W. Schwabe
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004123911

ISBN-13: 9789004123915

Pub. Date: 11/29/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

A cross-disciplinary approach suggesting that the origin of ancient Egyptian medicine began with the domestication of cattle in Africa and the attempt to control disease. With the sacrifice of these animals, the Egyptians began to understand anatomy and physiology, which they then applied to humans.  See more details below

Overview

A cross-disciplinary approach suggesting that the origin of ancient Egyptian medicine began with the domestication of cattle in Africa and the attempt to control disease. With the sacrifice of these animals, the Egyptians began to understand anatomy and physiology, which they then applied to humans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004123915
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/29/2004
Series:
Egyptological Memoirs Series, #4
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sources of Egyptian biomedical knowledge1
Ch. 2Life and death15
Ch. 3Predynastic Egypt as 'cattle culture'31
Ch. 4The approach of comparative biomedicine57
Ch. 5'Live flesh' : rudiments of muscle physiology73
Ch. 6Physiology of the spine95
Ch. 7The male reproductive system127
Ch. 8The Egyptian healing establishment149
Ch. 9Egyptian biomedical science : theories and implications167
Epilogue : broader implications of healing in a fused or integrated society197

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