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The Gynecological Papyrus Kahun

Authored by

Helena Trindade Lopes

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Ronaldo G. Gurgel Pereira

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

The essential nature of Egyptian healing links religious notions and the so-called magical practices. It was wholly integrated with empiric-rational approaches to perform a multi-layered therapeutic. Ancient Egyptian medicine mirrors Egyptians’ ethos and worldview. Thus, Egyptian medical papyri contribute to our better understanding of Egyptians cultural relation with diseases and cures. This book re-examines a short gynecological manual from the Papyrus University College 32057, housed at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London. The volume presents thirty-four cases in hieroglyphics, transliteration, and translation. A comment section highlights cardinal data, classifies ingredients, and evokes the mental processes at work. The volume ends with a glossary of lexical elements.

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The Gynecological Papyrus KahunAuthored by Helena Trindade Lopes and Ronaldo G. Gurgel Pereira

Published: October 13th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.95311

ISBN: 978-1-83969-428-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-427-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-429-5

Copyright year: 2021

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1. The Gynaecological Papyrus Kahun

By Helena Trindade Lopes and Ronaldo G. Gurgel Pereira


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