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]

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  1. ^ a b c Marry, Austin (January 21, 2004). "Ancient Egyptian Medical Papyri". Ancient Egypt Fan. Eircom Limited.
  2. ^ Banov, L., Jr. (December 1965). "The Chester Beatty Medical Papyrus: the earliest known treatise completely devoted to anorectal diseases". Surgery. 58 (6): 1037–1043. PMID 5322341. From the title (text not accessed).
  3. ^ Boutsis, C.; Ellis, Harold (January 1974). "The ivalon-sponge-wrap operation for rectal prolapse: An experience with 26 patients". Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 17 (1): 21–37. doi:10.1007/BF02587532.

Further reading[edit]

  • Viso, L.; Uriach, J. (October 1995). "The 'Guardians of the anus' and their practice". International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 10 (4): 229–231. doi:10.1007/BF00346225.

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