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A reassessment
Roger Forshaw

11 Trauma care, surgery and remedies in ancient Egypt: a reassessment Roger Forshaw I am pleased to be able to offer this new analysis of trauma care and surgery in ancient Egypt to Rosalie, as this is a topic of particular interest to her. Also I am grateful to Rosalie for inspiring me in my master’s and doctoral studies in Egyptology and for inviting me to join her team at the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester. Trauma can be defined as any bodily injury or wound caused by an extrinsic agent. Evidence for trauma in a

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
Don Brothwell

diagnostic possibility is that this is the first evidence of aspergillosis. Sandison and colleagues (1967) 236 understanding egyptian mummies 18.4  Facial view of a late Predynastic skull from El Amrah (Af.11.2.125) displaying nasal changes possibly indicating infection by Aspergillus. (Courtesy of the Natural History Museum.) describe the condition in living northern Sudanese cases, and clearly the environment in this area is ideal for the development of nasal and orbital lesions from infection by Aspergillus. Finally, a brief word on trauma and surgery. Evidence of

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
Patricia Lambert-Zazulak

25 The International Ancient Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank Patricia Lambert-Zazulak The concept of tissue banking is well established, and has many applications in the medical field. Good examples are tissues stored for transplant surgery and also blood and blood product banking, all of which have contributed in many ways to modern medicine and research. Tissues are collected, stored, studied and distributed in a variety of ways appropriate to their uses, and each type of tissue bank has its own scientific and ethical considerations, which are ­complementary to

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
Ryan Metcalfe

would appear to have no obvious cause other than, perhaps, divine displeasure or a rival’s curse. On the spectrum between surgery and spell lie many of the herbal and other remedies recorded in the medical papyri. These have attracted considerable interest as many of the ingredients can still be found in traditional, alternative or even mainstream medicine today (e.g. Manniche 1989: 139–40). It is unfortunate that many of the components cannot be identified (Nunn 1996: 145, for example, states that 80 per cent of the names of botanical species cannot be translated

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
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The Manchester Natural History Society
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

increasing students and the prospect of incorporating the Royal Manchester School of Medicine and Surgery. The naturalists were already familiar with the College, especially through Williamson’s and Alcock’s teaching.56 The College authorities agreed to take the collections, together with the proceeds of the sale of the Peter Street building and its land. Space prohibited an immediate transfer, as the College operated in cramped accommodation on Quay Street (in Richard Cobden’s old house), just west of the Museum. Larger premises were planned, however, on cheaper land in

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