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Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. Volume 1
Hieroglyphic Transliteration, Translation, and Commentary; Volume 2: Facsimile Plates and Line for Line Hieroglyphic Transliteration

By James H. Breasted

Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. Volume 1
Hardback, 596 pages £194.00
Published: 1991
ISBN: 9780918986733
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Subjects: Ancient Egypt, History, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Series: Oriental Institute Publications

The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus is one of the most important documents in the history of science, and one of the oldest known scientific treatises surviving from ancient Egypt. It includes, for example, an early word for "brain", and the surgeon repeatedly, because of his scientific interest in the observable facts, discusses cases of injured men whom he has no hope of saving. Volume 1 contains a historical introduction to the document, followed by translation and commentary. Volume 2 contains collotype facsimiles of the Papyrus, which originally was in a continuous roll but has now been cut into columns of text.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 596 pages
2 vols,

BIC Code:
  FOR033000, HIS002030, SCI034000, SOC003000
 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago


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