The Edwin Smith surgical papyrus. Published in Facsimile And Hieroglyphic Transliteration With Translation And Commentary By James Henry Breasted.
by BREASTED, James Henry (1865-1935).
Birmingham:: Classics of Medicine Library, 1984., 1984. 4to. xxiv, 596,  pp. Frontis., plates, index, Egyptian glossary. Gilt decorated green leather, raised bands, all edges gilt. Fine. Facsimile of Vol. I of the 1930 University of Chicago edition, with a sample hieroglyphic page from volume 2. "In 1862 Edwin Smith purchased the papyrus which bears his name at Luxor. It is now in the possession of the New York Academy of Medicine. The original text was written about 3000 BCE, and the present manuscript is a copy dating about 1600 BCE. It is the oldest known surgical treatise and consists entirely of case reports; it describes 47 different cases of injuries and affections of the head, nose, and mouth, together with methods of bandaging." — Garrison and Morton 4850.
(Inventory #: MM13291)
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