Ancient Egyptians and Healthcare Term Paper

Ancient Egyptians and Healthcare
A discussion of the roles and treatments performed by Ancient Egyptian physicians and their contribution to modern healthcare.
# 115571 | 2,026 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | CA
Published on Aug 03, 2009 in History (Middle Eastern) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper examines the contributions of the Ancient Egyptians to modern healthcare. The paper first discusses the roles of Egyptian physicians and how they conducted interviews and performed physical examinations. Next, the paper looks briefly at a variety of treatments that were administered in Ancient Egypt. Lastly, a brief discussion of women's health and surgery in Ancient Egypt is included.

Table of Contents:
Egyptian Physicians
Medical Treatment
Women's Health
Surgery in Ancient Egypt

From the Paper:

"It is clear from the above text that the Egyptians had an enormous impact on our medical knowledge and healthcare today. The Greeks were able to utilize the knowledge gained by the Egyptians to paint a clearer picture of the Egyptians' approach to the clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment. The Arabs were useful in translating and spreading the knowledge after invading Egypt, and the Muslims were able to add to the store of knowledge and transmit it to the world (Shafik & Elseesy, 2003). It may be impossible to predict what our world would be like now if the Egyptians had not had the opportunity to enrich the world with their knowledge, but it is probably safe to say that we would have achieved far less without these prodigious human beings."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Booth, C. (2007). The ancient Egyptians for dummies. Chichester, West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Shafik, A., & Elseesy, W. R. (2003). Medicine across cultures: The history and practice of medicine in non-western cultures. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Watts, S. (2003). Disease and medicine in world history. New York: Routledge.

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