Ancient Egyptian Medicine

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  • Ancient Egyptian Medicine
    • River Nile
      • Egyptian Civilisation was agricultural.
        • Crops grew in a narrow band along the River Nile.
          • It thrived between 3400BC - 30BC.
          • It provided water for irrigation.
        • Successful agriculture provided spare food.
          • This meant more people could be doctor, priests (although these two professions overlapped/were the same thing) and other professions.
      • Writing enabled ideas to be recorded and communicated better than in pre historic societies.
    • Thoth gave doctors the ability to cure people.
      • Priests kept the Books of Thoth as it contains treatments and spells that are accepted.
      • The books haven't survived but the Papyrus Ebers contains spells, potions (used for medicine) and procedure that were probably taken from the books.
    • Imhotep, Pharaoh Zoser's doctor in 2630 BC, was known as the God of healing.
  • Egyptian Civilisation was agricultural.
    • Crops grew in a narrow band along the River Nile.
      • It thrived between 3400BC - 30BC.
      • It provided water for irrigation.
    • Successful agriculture provided spare food.
      • This meant more people could be doctor, priests (although these two professions overlapped/were the same thing) and other professions.
  • Barges on river Nile anable transportation and communication.
    • This made trade and government easier.
    • River Nile
      • Writing enabled ideas to be recorded and communicated better than in pre historic societies.
  • Gods
    • They had many Gods that controlled all aspects of life; including illness and medicine
      • Amulats, charms and rituals were used to avoid and cure illness.
        • This shows they took an preventative approach.
        • This was supernatural.
    • Ancient Egyptian Medicine
      • Thoth gave doctors the ability to cure people.
        • Priests kept the Books of Thoth as it contains treatments and spells that are accepted.
        • The books haven't survived but the Papyrus Ebers contains spells, potions (used for medicine) and procedure that were probably taken from the books.
      • Imhotep, Pharaoh Zoser's doctor in 2630 BC, was known as the God of healing.
  • Sekhmet was the Goddess of War
    • She cured epidemics.

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