Medicine in Ancient Egypt and the Nile.

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About 5000 years ago one of the first great civilisations (and the most famous) livedon the banks of the River Nile.

The Nile.

The Egyptians had a theory of disease based on their farming observations. They had noticed how well crops grew after the Nile flooded each. For the first time in history there was more than enough food for everyone:and not everyone needed to farm. People could turn their attention to other things. This left people more time to think and…


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