An invocation to I-em-hetep, the Egyptian deity of medicine (Wellcome Collection / CC by SA 4.0)

A Day in the Life of an Ancient Egyptian Doctor (Video)


The ancient Egyptians were pioneers in many fields, including medicine. From dentistry to surgery, they developed a wide range of treatments and techniques that were well ahead of their time. But what was it really like to be a doctor in ancient Egypt?

Let’s take a closer look at a typical day in the life of an Egyptian doctor, examining their training, methods, and tools. We'll explore how they diagnosed and treated a wide range of illnesses using both science and religion .

By delving into the world of ancient Egyptian medicine , we can gain a new appreciation for the ingenuity and innovation of this ancient civilization, as well as the incredible dedication and skill of the doctors who served their people.

Top image: An invocation to I-em-hetep, the Egyptian deity of medicine ( Wellcome Collection / CC by SA 4.0)

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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