This volume contains the original hieratic text, complete transcription into hieroglyphs, transliteration, English translation, philological apparatus and copiously illustrated medical commentaries for the 48 clinical cases of the Edwin Smith Papyrus, as well as extensive bibliographical resources, and a lucid introduction exploring the importance of the document, the history of previous scholarship, and distinctive aspects of the current edition. It offers an authoritative treatment of the Egyptian text, which clarifies the meaning of many passages from the papyrus and points the way to their correct medical interpretation. The Edwin Smith Papyrus is the first comprehensive trauma treatise in the history of medicine. Not only is the ESP the source of numerous anatomical and functional concepts of the nervous system, it is the basis for the development of modern objective clinical thinking, establishing the foundations of modern medicine more than a thousand years before Hippocrates. The volume features an impressive array of medical material that reveals the precise conditions described by the ancient physician and explores the Egyptian contribution to modern diagnostics, clinical practice, and methodology. This publication sets the standard in the presentation of ancient medical documents. It also includes the previously unpublished translation of the papyrus by Edwin Smith himself.
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Gonzalo M. Sanchez is a Fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a practicing neurosurgeon. He was Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Dakota from 1973 to 1997 and continues his neurosurgical private practice in South Dakota. With active memberships in the History of Neurosurgery Section of the AANS and the American Association for the History of Medicine, he has maintained a life-long interest in ancient Egyptian medicine. He has spoken and published extensively on Medical-Egyptological subjects. Dr. Sanchez was elected to the Explorer's Club in 2005 and he is listed in the Directory of North American Egyptologists of the University of Chicago. Dr. Sanchez has been Vice President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, and served as its President from 2008 through mid-2012.
Edmund S. Meltzer (Ph.D. 1980, University of Toronto) was Associate Chair in the Department of Religion at The Claremont Graduate School and taught Egyptology and at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations in China before settling in Stevens Point, Wisconsin as an independent scholar. He has contributed to numerous Egyptological publications as well as J. H. Ellens, ed., The Destructive Power of Religion (Praeger 2004) and several other recent works in religious studies.
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Book Description Lockwood Press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1937040011. Bookseller Inventory # 6376H
Book Description Lockwood Press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1937040011