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An invocation to I-em-hetep, the Egyptian deity of medicine by Ernest Board. (Wellcome Images/ CC BY-SA 4.0)

Medicine Of The Gods: Egyptian Secret Book Of The Physician

As in many other areas of endeavor, the Egyptians had a very good reputation for their medical skills - diplomatic letters often made requests for remedies, including the seemingly miraculous, when...
The village of Deir el-Medina in the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt.

Paid Sick Days and Physicians at Work: Ancient Egyptians had State-Supported Health Care

We might think of state supported health care as an innovation of the 20th century, but it’s a much older tradition than that. In fact, texts from a village dating back to Egypt’s New Kingdom period...