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 while the remainder are of magic. The medical foci of the writing are skin complaints, eye complaints, bleeding (predominantly with the intent of preventing miscarriage through magical methods) and burns.
The papyrus is also known as BM EA 10059.
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