n Medical Technology SA - Assessing medical practice and surgical technology in the Egyptian pharaonic era

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-5528


The ancient Egyptians were undoubtedly one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity. They were highly innovative in the field of medical practice and in surgery in particular and developed impressive technologically advanced surgical instruments many of which are on display in the Egyptian and the Coptic Museums in Cairo. Egyptian medicine surpassed both the Greeks and Romans when it came to levels of knowledge and intricacy even though it occupied a position between empirical science and superstitious magic. Egyptian medicine is at the very foundation of modern Western medicine. This article reviews medical practice and organization in ancient Egypt and will be of interest to especially those involved in the medical field.

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