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    Disease (Egyptian Bookshelf) (Paperback) By (author) Joyce Filer


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    DescriptionIn common with other cultures of the ancient world, disease and sickness were prevalent in Egypt and Nubia. Drawing on the evidence provided by human remains as well as texts, statuary and works of art, Joyce Filer describes some of the health problems suffered by king and commoner alike. Dental disease, chest complaints and parasitic infections from the waters of the Nile were a part of daily life for all Egyptians. Set against the background of the ancient Egyptian environment, the aetiology of various diseases is described, together with the efforts of individuals and society to cope with ill-health and infectious disease. "Disease" is part of the "Egyptian Bookshelf" series which explores themes of Egyptian life and culture in a format accessible to students and general readers with particular emphasis on the evidence of archaelogy.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joyce Filer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 116
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Weight: 310 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714109800
    ISBN 10: 0714109800

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    LC classification: RA
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, MED022000, HIS009000, MED039000
    DC20: 610.932
    Illustrations note
    8 colour, 60 b&w illustrations, index
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    Publication date
    01 November 1995
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    Table of contents
    The environmental background; sources of evidence; modern technology and ancient disease; congenital disorders; acquired disorders; dental health; trauma.