Ancient Egyptian medicine — the oldest documented medical systems. With XXXIII century BC until the Persian invasion in 525 BC she has not undergone any special changes in terms of practice, which, however, was advanced for its time, in some historical periods and include simple non-invasive surgery, methods of treatment of fractures and extensive set of Pharmacopoeia. Ancient Egyptian medicine influenced many subsequent medical systems of the Ancient world, including Greek.
The main source of information about ancient Egyptian medicine for a long time there have been reports of Greek authors, but deciphering in 1822, the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics allowed including to read the texts on the papyri relating to the medical knowledge of Ancient Egypt.
The doctors of Ancient Egypt had a good reputation, and rulers of other empires even asked the Pharaoh to send him to doctors to treat their relatives. The names of some of the physicians of Egypt even remained in the history.
Egyptian doctors were aware of pulse and a link between pulse and heart. Continue reading