Hektoen International

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Tag: Maureen Hirthler

  • Jean-Françoise Champollion—Revisiting his illnesses and death

    Maureen Hirthler Richard Hutchison Bradenton, Florida   Portrait of Champollion (1790–1832). Oil painting by Léon Cognie1, 1831. Louvre Museum. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. “I’ve found it!” In 1822, Jean-Françoise Champollion (December 23, 1790 – March 4, 1832) told his brother he had a breakthrough in deciphering the Rosetta Stone, then collapsed to the floor. He…

  • Medicine in the afterlife – The Egyptian Book of the Dead

    Maureen HirthlerBradenton, Florida, United States “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 of…