Chester Beatty Medical Papyrus

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The Chester Beatty Medical Papyrus is one of the extant medical papyri from ancient Egypt. It is dedicated to magical incantations against headaches[1] and remedies for anorectal ailments,[1][2] and is dated around 1200 BC. Part of the papyri collection of Alfred Chester Beatty, it is sometimes referred to simply as the Chester Beatty Papyri,[1] but should not to be confused with the Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri, alias Chester Beatty Papyri.

"Papyrus VI of the Chester Beatty Papyri 46 (Papyrus no. 10686, British Museum) also contains some recipes dealing with anorectal diseases."[3]


Sources consulted
  1. ^ a b c Marry 2004.
  2. ^ Banov 1965, from the title (text not accessed).
  3. ^ Boutsis, C.; Ellis, Harold (1974). "The ivalon-sponge-wrap operation for rectal prolapse: An experience with 26 patients." Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Volume 17, Number 1, January 1974.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Banov, L., Jr. (1965). "The Chester Beatty Medical Papyrus: the earliest known treatise completely devoted to anorectal diseases." PubMed.[2]
  • Viso, L.; Uriach, J. (1995). "The 'Guardians of the anus' and their practice." International Journal of Colorectal Disease, Volume 10, Number 4, October 1995.[3]

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