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The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

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By James P. Allen with additional essay by David T. Mininberg, M.D.

Relics of ancient Egyptian civilization testify to the Egyptians' continual efforts to understand and embrace the world they lived in. Ancient Egypt was advanced and sophisticated by the standards of the time, but disease and disaster posed constant challenges to daily life. The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt examines the expression of medical issues in the images of ancient Egypt as well as the practice of ancient Egyptian medicine as an art form in its own right. More than sixty beautifully illustrated works demonstrate how the concern for the preservation and restoration of health influenced many aspects of Egyptian ritual and art. Forming the centerpiece of the exhibition is a translated and full-color reproduction of the Edwin Smith Papyrus, written about 1600 B.C. More than fifteen feet long and inscribed on the front with 48 case descriptions, the Smith Papyrus was a medical anthology outlining procedures and techniques that are considered antecedents of modern medical practice.

116 pages, 104 illustrations (83 in full color). 8 1/2'' x 11''. Paper.

  • 116 pages
  • 104 illustrations (83 in full color)
  • 8 1/2'' x 11''
  • Paper

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Description

By James P. Allen with additional essay by David T. Mininberg, M.D.

Relics of ancient Egyptian civilization testify to the Egyptians' continual efforts to understand and embrace the world they lived in. Ancient Egypt was advanced and sophisticated by the standards of the time, but disease and disaster posed constant challenges to daily life. The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt examines the expression of medical issues in the images of ancient Egypt as well as the practice of ancient Egyptian medicine as an art form in its own right. More than sixty beautifully illustrated works demonstrate how the concern for the preservation and restoration of health influenced many aspects of Egyptian ritual and art. Forming the centerpiece of the exhibition is a translated and full-color reproduction of the Edwin Smith Papyrus, written about 1600 B.C. More than fifteen feet long and inscribed on the front with 48 case descriptions, the Smith Papyrus was a medical anthology outlining procedures and techniques that are considered antecedents of modern medical practice.

116 pages, 104 illustrations (83 in full color). 8 1/2'' x 11''. Paper.





  • 116 pages
  • 104 illustrations (83 in full color)
  • 8 1/2'' x 11''
  • Paper


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