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How did Life in Egypt affect Medicine?

How did Life in Egypt affect Medicine?

Ancient Medicine

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Ancient Medicine

Ancient Medicine

3000BC 500AD

Egyptians 3000BC-1000BC

Greeks 1000BC 500BC

Romans 500BC 500 AD

Key examine patterns and themes across the period

Focus: Egypt

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Egypt  A Wealthy Country

Egypt A Wealthy Country

Wealthy country

Powerful rulers

Trade

Farmers

Writing

Led to various improvements in medicine

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Specialists Doctors

Specialists Doctors

Educated doctors

Pharaoh had his own physician

Only the rich could afford doctors

Doctors researched new ways to treat patients

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Metal Workers

Metal Workers

Skilled workers

Produced tools and jewellery

Also developed new surgical instruments

Linked to doctors who would use medical instruments

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Trade

Trade

Links with India, Africa and China

Traded Egyptian goods for herbs

Made herbal remedies

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Writing

Writing

Papyrus

Writing was easier

Remedies and records were kept

These could be passed on

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Religion

Religion

Supernatural approach

Gods e.g. Sekhmet

Mummification

Dissection forbidden

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The Nile and Farming

The Nile and Farming

Nile important to way of life

Doctors based medical ideas on the Nile

Channel system

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How did Life in Egypt affect Medicine?

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