Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

From September 15th to January 15th: " he causes of illnesses were little understood in ancient Egypt, and their prevention and cure was a major concern for most Egyptians—one that informs much of ancient Egyptian art but has received relatively little attention. This exhibition highlights objects from the Museum’s collection that address this concern, allowing visitors to appreciate them in new ways. Included is the rarely seen Edwin Smith Papyrus, on loan from the New York Academy of Medicine. One of the world’s oldest scientific documents, this 15-foot papyrus deals with the treatment of wounds both practically and magically".

More information can be found about the exhibition at:
Images from the exhibition are at:
Accompanying the exhibition is a book by James Allen discussing the Edwin Papyrus:

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