London Medical Papyrus

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London Medical Papyrus

The London Medical Papyrus is an Ancient Egyptian papyrus in the British Museum, London, England. The writings of this papyrus are of 61 recipes, of which 25 are classified as medical the remainder are of magic.[1] The medical foci of the writing are skin complaints, eye complaints, bleeding [2] (predominantly with the intent of preventing miscarriage through magical methods) and burns. [3] [4] The papyrus was first published in 1912 in Leipzig by Walter Wreszinski.[5]

The papyrus is also known as BM EA 10059.[6]

The papyrus is linked to fallout from the Bronze Age Santorini volcanic eruption, also referred to as the Minoan eruption, [3] dated to 1629–1628 BCE. [7]

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  1. ^ World Research Foundation 1997-2012. Oldest medical books Retrieved 2011-09-29
  2. ^ Elizabeth A. Waraksa - Female figurines from the Mut Precinct: context and ritual function copyright 2009 Academic Press Fribourg Retrieved 2011-09-29
  3. ^ a b Siro Igino Trevisanato 2005 Treatments for burns in the London Medical Papyrus show the first seven biblical plagues of Egypt are coherent with Santorini’s volcanic fallout. 2012 Elsevier Inc. Retrieved 2011-09-29 & 2012-02-03.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ The London Medical Papyrus; British Museum Retrieved 2011-09-29
  5. ^ Richard C. Steiner (dedicated to the memory of Klaus Baer) Journal of Near Eastern Studies © 1992 The University of Chicago Press.All Rights Reserved Retrieved 2011-09-29
  6. ^ "Google search page showing referenced content". Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  7. ^ [1] doi:10.1126/science.1125087 - therafoundation - Bibliographic Code:2000GeoRL..27.2957G

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