Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Here's something interesting: MEDICINE AND SURGERY IN ANCIENT EGYPT

Homer (c.700 BC) describes the Egyptian doctors in the Odyssey thus: 'For the fertile soil of Egypt is most rich in herbs, many of which are wholesome in solution, though many are poisonous. In medical knowledge the Egyptian leaves the rest of the world behind. He is a true son of Paeon the Healer'.

More on individual papyri here.