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Ancient Egypt: Ancient Egyptian Medicine

The people of Ancient Egypt made several major medical discoveries and began treating diseases in a physical manner alongside older spiritual cures. Though much of the advancement in medical knowledge and practice was a side effect of religious ceremonies the effect on public health and knowledge of the human body was tremendous. Fuelled by a desire to enter the afterlife Egyptian knowledge of the workings of the body encompassed new areas of medicine ranging from a basic understanding of anatomy to the introduction of some surgical skills. The links below take you to pages outlining developments in medicine and medical practices in Ancient Egypt

 

Medicine in Ancient Egypt.     Surgery      What did Mummification teach the Egyptians about Medicine?

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