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Description - Egyptian Medicine by Carole Reeves

A concise history of the development and practice of Egyptian medicine and its related subjects. It examines the images which are carved and painted on the walls of tombs, represented in statues, in the hieroglyphs and in the papyri and offers and explanation of the types of representation which show obvious disease and deformity. The application of modern scientific methodlogy to palaeopathology and palaeopidemiology has given Egyptologists and medical historians a greater understanding of the interaction between human disease and the contemporary environment. An overview of modern scientific studies is included along with specific case studies detailing evidence of disease. The Egyptians knew and used at least one-third of all the medicinal plants listed in modern pharmacopoeias and the constituents and efficacy of the pharmacists' remedies are examined. A brief overview of the medical papyri and medical inscriptions is included. These provide further poignant insights into the Egyptian medical practioner's understanding of anatomy and physiology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747801276
ISBN-10: 0747801274
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: Shire Publications
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carole Reeves

Carole Reeves trained as a medical illustrator. In 1981 she was awarded the Keith Simpson Editorial Award for her work on ancient Egyptian medical illustration. She studied History of Medicine and Science at Imperial College, University College London, and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, graduating in 1993 with a Master of Science degree followed by doctoral research in History of Medicine.