Summer 2018 Newsletter – Internal Matters

Imohtep, author of Edwin Smity Papyrus

Did you know … ?

  • The first textbook used to apply the method of diagnosis for the treatment of disease was the Egyptian “Edwin Smith Papyrus”.
  • It was probably written around 1600 BC, but is regarded as a copy of several earlier texts.
  • Medical information in it dates from as early as 3000 BC.
  • Imhotep in the 3rd dynasty is credited as the original author of the papyrus text, and founder of ancient Egyptian medicine. The earliest known surgery was performed in Egypt around 2750 BC.

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