GARDINER, Sir Alan Henderson
Hieratic papyri in the British Museum: Third series: Chester Beatty gift. Edited by Alan H. Gardiner. 2 vols.London: British Museum, 1935.
Reproduces, with transcription, the Chester Beatty medical papyrus. See No. 5.
Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Egypt, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Medical Papyri, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery
The Ramesseum papyri. Edited by Sir Alan Gardiner. 2 vols.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1955.
A collection of ancient Egyptian medical documents from the early 18th century BCE, found in the temple of the Ramesseum. As with most ancient Egyptian medical papyri, these documents mainly concern ailments, diseases, the structure of the body, and supposed remedies used to heal these afflictions; specifically namely ophthalmologic ailments, gynaecology, muscles, tendons, and diseases of children. It is the only well-known papyrus to describe these in great detail. Papyrus IV deals with issues similar to the Kahun Gynecological Papyrus, such as labor, the protection of the newborn, ways to predict the likelihood of its survival, and ways to predict which gender the newborn will be. It also contains a contraception formula.Papyrus V contains numerous prescriptions dealing with the relaxation of limbs, written in hieroglyphic script, rather than hieratic script.
Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Medical Papyri, Contraception , OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, OPHTHALMOLOGY , PEDIATRICS