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Studying mummies and eggs: The delights of paleopathology

Left: Statue of the pharaoh Mernephta Right: Mummy of Mernephta. Via Wikimedia. No known restrictions on publication. Paleopathology is the study of disease by using mummified and skeletal remains, documents, early books, paintings, sculptures, and coprolites. Earlier investigators such as Esper and Cuvier focused on non-human specimens, but later ones expanded their interests to humans. […]