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The art of medicine in ancient Egypt

Author: James P Allen; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diseases and injuries were major concerns for ancient Egyptians. This book, featuring some sixty-four objects from the Metropolitan Museum, discusses how both practical and magical medicine informed Egyptian art and for the first time reproduces and translates treatments described in the spectacular Edwin Smith Papyrus.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Allen; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 1588391701 9781588391704 0300107285 9780300107289
OCLC Number: 60651076
Notes: "This volume has been published in conjunction with the exhibition "The art of medicine in ancient Egypt," held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from September 13, 2005, to January 15, 2006."
Description: 115 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Director's foreword / Philippe de Montebello --
Acknowledgments / James P. Allen --
Contributors to the catalogue --
List of abbreviations --
The art of medicine in ancient Egypt / James P. Allen --
The legacy of ancient Egyptian medicine / David T. Mininberg --
Note to the reader --
Catalogue.
Responsibility: James P. Allen ; with an essay by David T. Mininberg.
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If the average Egyptian survived birth and infancy they then had to face the perils of living and working in ancient Egypt. It is perhaps not surprising that physicians were prominent in Egyptian  Read more...

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