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An Ancient Egyptian Physician: The Dawn of Neurology

Stanley Finger

in Minds Behind the Brain: A history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181821
eISBN:
9780199865277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181821.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

During the Third Dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, there lived a high priest named Imhotep, whose name was surrounded by myths, legends, and a large healing cult. Nevertheless, the earliest known ... More


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