Ancient Egyptian Medicine
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
240 Pages | 7 x 10 | 45 b&w illus.
Illustrations highlight similarities in the conditions of ancient and modern patients, and Nunn appraises the criteria ancient Egyptian doctors used to make their diagnoses in the context of current medical knowledge—showing that many of their findings are still valid today. He also explores ancient Egyptian spells and incantations and the relationship of magic and religion to medical practices.
Incorporating recent insights of modern medicine and Egyptology, Nunn provides readers with a comprehensive and authoritative book on a fascinating subject.
"Nunn has spent over twenty years elucidating the intricacies of ancient Egyptian medicine. It is impossible in a short review to do justice to the extraordinary breadth and scholarship of this beautifully produced and illustrated text. Long may he continue to illuminate the many mysteries that remain."—BMJ: British Medical Journal