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Title: Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. Published in facsimile and hieroglyphic transliteration with translation and commentary by James Henry Breasted in 2 vols. Vol. I Hieroglyphic transliteration and commentary. Vol. II (Atlas) Facsimile plates and line for line hieroglyphic transliteration.
Description: Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1930. In 2 vols. Textvol. in large 4to. W. 8 pls. Atlasvol. in Folio. W. 52 pls. (22 in red and black, partly fold.). Original 'two tone' (a dark and a light shade of brown) cloth, giltlettered spines. (XXIV, 596, 8 pls.; XVI intr. text followed by 52 pls.). A very good copy: G&M 5547: 'Edwin Smith, pioneer Egyptologist, purchased at Luxor in 1862 the pappyrus which bears his name. It is now in the possession of the New York Historical Society. The original text was written about 3000 B.C. and the present manuscript is a copy dating about 1600 B.C. It is the oldest known surgical treatise and consists entirely of case reports; it describes 47 different cases of injuries and afflictions of the head, nose and mouth, together with methods of bandaging.': Winnett Orr, 166:

Keywords: Egyptology classical paleopathology paleoanthropology Surgery anatomy medicine egyptology hieroglyphics Medicine Egypt mummies studies surgery

Price: EUR 450.00 = appr. US$ 489.08 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 6378