168 pages | 10 B/W Illus.
This unique volume provides the reader with an outline of ancient Egyptian civilization, history and culture. It reviews the ancient Egyptian understanding of human health and disease, medical and herbal treatments for various conditions based on primary sources found in ancient papyri. The reader will also gain an insight into the influence of ancient Egyptian medical knowledge on later civilizations including ancient Greek and Islamic scholars in the middle ages. There are two chapters that focus on the ancient Egyptian understanding and treatments of cardiovascular disease as well as a description of herbal medicines used by medical practitioners and pharmacologists.
The Egyptian Land; Why Study the History of Medicine?; Historical Review of Ancient Egypt; Outline of Egyptian History: The Diet, Hygiene, and Social Life; The Afterlife in Ancient Egyptian Beliefs; Methods of Embalming; Medicine, Religion, and Magic; Medicine and Religion in Ancient Egypt; Medicine and Magic in Pharaonic Egypt; Egyptian Medicine; Egyptian Medical Periods; Imhotep; Influence of Ancient Egyptian Medicine on Greek Medicine and Beyond; Hippocrates and Egyptian Medicine; The Egyptian Physicians and their Assistants; The Sources of the History of Ancient Egyptian Medicine: the Papyri; Ancient Egyptian Medical Sciences; Clinical Aspects of Cardiovascular Diseases (from Ebers Papyrus the Vascular Text); The Role Played by the Heart in Egyptian Thought; Paleopathology of Cardiovascular Disease and Pathogenesis with Analysis; Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Disease in Ancient Egypt; Ancient Egyptian Pharmacology; Avicenna; Medicines used by Avicenna; Tribute to the Scribe; Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases.
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