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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The first written documentation for medicine. The most famous one was first attempted by Edwin Smith, but wasfinished by James Breasted.There are 7 papyrus in all. Definition: Diseases theyExperienced: Women: Herbs used:opium, cannabis, myrrh, frankincense, fennel, cassia, senna, thyme, henna, juniper, aloe, linseed and castor oil,and cloves of garlic.Most were soaked inwine, which was thendrunk as an oral medicine. Ancient Egyptian Medicine The common cold,schistosomiasis,anaemia, female infertility, a debilitating loss of resistance to other diseases,haematuria,malaria, and trachoma, and somesay there havebeen traces of theBubonic plague, etc. Dominated by men, but sometimeswomen were able to go upin the scribal hierarchy.An old kingdom femalephysician Peseshet, recorded her position asthe Overseer of Funerary Priestesses and of Overseer of Female Physicians. Sekhmet Priests: involved in preventingplagues, inspectionof sacrificial animals,and also veterninarymedicine. The Egyptians had no concepts of microorganismshowever, they learnedskill to fight them from beyond the grave with the mummification process. Herbs and Cures: Herbs wereused only tocalm down thepain, while magic was used to curethe patient. Egyptian God of Death The Egyptians thoughtthat snake bites and scorpion stings were fromthe gods, caused by thepresence of evil or their poisons,and cleansing was to rid the body of their presence. Ebers Papyrus The mummification process,helped to protect the corpses from decay, as well as being a part of theirbeliefs and their politics. Kendra RamosPatho. 3rd period1/28/15
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