Egyptian Medicine Links to Modern Medicine

Egyptian medicine used plants and minerals for therapies that set the groundwork for the healing arts to this day. Egyptian medicine utilized a wide variety of drugs found in nature – from plants animals and minerals. Some of the remedies involved complicated formulas made by some of mankind’s earliest pharmacists. The Egyptians had a broad understanding of physiology. They specialized in surgical procedures following written guidelines passed on and elaborated on over centuries. Recent translations of an ancient Egyptian papyrus show a clear outline of their pharmacy usage. This was demonstrated in a medical document called at Papyrus Ebers. This …read more


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