Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Amenemhet III

  • The el-Lahun gynecological papyrus

    Chinmoy K. Bose Kolkata, India The Kahun Gynecological Papyrus (Twelfth Dynasty 1800 BC)1-3 is the oldest available medical record of Egyptian civilization, a three page document one meter long and about thirty-three cm wide that deals with gynecological diseases, fertility, pregnancy, and contraception. The name Amenemhet III was written in the right upper corner behind third…