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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Egyptian Medicine So that you know: I was most worried with my court, because the Nile did not come in seven years and the entire country I turned my heart to the front passes through the great region of Egypt. Egypt greatly contributed to the western civilization. Their knowledge was far su civilization, and many civilizations to come. One of their greatest achievements was in the field of medicine because they medical fact, this laid the foundations for modern medical practice. They discovered the cause of various illnesses and de learning more and more about their knowledge of the human anatomy. The literature discovered by archaeologists dates ago. In the early Egyptian times, medicine was practised most often by priests, not doctors or physicians. There were thre healers, the priest physician, lay physician, and the magician-physician. The priest physicians were ranked highest amon practised a combination of clinical and spiritual medicine. The priest physicians were in such a high favour that it is most l Egyptian hierarchy, and involved with the state officials and pharaohs. It is unknown if the priest physicians ever received were permitted to examine patients and participate in minor tasks. All diseases except those of the eye, were treated by a with their own rule and hierarchy known as the Priests of Sekhmet. Gradually the physicians would gain their medical kno combine it with their knowledge of magic to become an effective and respected healer. The lay physicians also practised and spiritual healing. Unlike the priest physician, the lay physicians were most likely trained to practice medicine. They we physician are vague due to the lack of information contained in the medical papyri, we can assume that they were closely surgery because of their medical training. The last type of physician called the magician-physician, was not trained in med to cure the ill. This signifies that although the Egyptians made advances in the field of medicine, the aspect of magic neve payment for these physicians, but they know that the general physicians who went into the land were paid by natural reso or bracelet. It was a family tradition to become a doctor. It is unsure whether the position was inherited or the fathers just their knowledge to their sons. They can come to the conclusion that all physicians were well looked after and were a valu In wartime and on journeys anywhere within Egypt, the sick are all treated free of charge, because doctors are paid by th observance of the prescriptions drawn up by great doctors of the past is incumbent on them. Diodorus Siculus2 Court phy advantages of those who went out to the war front. They were paid directly by the pharaoh so a wounded soldier in battle receive free treatment. The art of medicine is thus divided: each physician applies himself to one disease only and not mo physicians In ancient Egypt, most physicians were spets. One physician would specialize in treating flesh wounds, while anotheIn ancient Egypt, most physicians were spets....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.
- Spring '08