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    Ancient Egyptian Medicine (Paperback) By (author) John F. Nunn

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    DescriptionThe skills of the ancient Egyptians in preserving bodies through mummification are well known, but their expertise in the everyday medical practices needed to treat the living is less familiar and often misinterpreted. John F. Nunn draws on his own experience as an eminent doctor of medicine and an Egyptologist to reassess the evidence. He has translated and reviewed the original Egyptian medical papyri and has reconsidered other sources of information, including skeletons, mummies, statues, tomb paintings and coffins. Illustrations highlight similarities in the conditions of ancient and modern patients. Nunn appraises the criteria by which the ancient Egyptian doctors made their diagnoses in the context of current medical knowledge, showing that many of their findings are still valid today. Nunn also explores ancient Egyptian spells and incantations and the relationship of magic and religion to medical practices.Incorporating the most recent insights of modern medicine and Egyptology, Nunn furnishes the reader with a comprehensive and authoritative book on a fascinating subject.


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    Title
    Ancient Egyptian Medicine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John F. Nunn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806135045
    ISBN 10: 0806135042
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000
    B&T Approval Code: A65800000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 610.932
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    DC21: 610.932
    Thema V1.0: MBX
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    45 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    09 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma