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Medicine in the afterlife – The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Maureen Hirthler Bradenton, Florida, USA   “And therefore shall I neither be borne away, nor carried by force to the East to take part in the festivals of the fiends; nor shall there be given unto me cruel gashes with knives, nor shall I be shut in on every side, nor gored by the horns […]

The el-Lahun gynecological papyrus

Chinmoy K. Bose  Kolkata, India   Twelfth Dynasty gynaecological papyrus found at el-Lahun 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 […]