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Egyptian mummies and modern science

Author: A Rosalie David
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scientists' multidisciplinary, investigative methods and the unique resource of the Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank are being used for international investigations of disease evolution and ancient Egyptian pharmacy and pharmacology. Exploring this, this book also assesses the current status of palaeopathology and ancient DNA research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A Rosalie David
ISBN: 9780521865791 0521865794
OCLC Number: 131066178
Description: xxi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF MUMMIES --
The Background of the Manchester Mummy Project / ROSALIE DAVID --
Egyptian Mummies: An Overview / ROSALIE DAVID --
PART 2: DIET, DISEASE AND DEATH IN ANCIENT EGYPT: DIAGNOSTIC AND INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES --
Imaging in Egyptian Mummies / JUDITH E. ADAMS AND CHRISSIE W. ALSOP --
Endoscopy and Mummy Research / KEN WILDSMITH --
Dental Health and Disease in Ancient Egypt / JUDITH MILLER --
Slices of Mummy: A Histologist's Perspective / JOHN DENTON --
Palaeopathology at the Beginning of the New Millennium : a review of the literature / MARIA JEZIORSKA --
The Use of Immunocytochemistry to Diagnose Disease in mummies / PATRICIA RUTHERFORD --
DNA Identification in Mummies and Associated Material / PATRICIA RUTHERFORD --
An Introduction to Analytical Methods / ANDREW P. GIZE --
The Facial Reconstruction of Ancient Egyptians / CAROLINE M. WILKINSON --
PART 3: THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE IN ANCIENT EGYPT --
The Ancient Egyptian Medical System / ROSALIE DAVID --
Intoxicants in Ancient Egypt? Opium, Nymphea, Coca and Tobacco / DAVID J. COUNSELL --
Pharmacy in Ancient Egypt / JACQUELINE M. CAMPBELL --
PART 4: RESOURCES FOR STUDYING MUMMIES --
The International Ancient Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank / ROSALIE DAVID --
Conservation Treatment for Mummies / ANTONY E. DAVID --
PART 5: THE FUTURE OF BIOMEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES IN EGYPTOLOGY --
Biomedical Egyptology: Some Future Possibilities and Contributions / ROSALIE DAVID.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: edited by Rosalie David.
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