According to findings in the Edwin Smith Papyrus, main medical practices in Ancient Egypt were similar to what we nowadays call Modern Chinese Medicine. He was Imhotep. The inscription on a statue of the king there mentions Imhotep and lists several titles including “Chancellor of the King of Lower Egypt, Administrator of the Great Mansion, High Priest of Heliopolis, Chief Sculptor…” he was basically the first architect to be recognized in an official document. Herbowski is not the first enthusiastic doctor, with all likelihood not the last, to identify Imhotep as the origin behind the Edwin-Smith papyrus. Indeed, there are a few healing spells inside the text, which — scientifically speaking — are complete nonsense. Studies of the structure have revealed that the stone blocks were set at an angle pointing slightly inward, toward the center of the pyramid to ensure that the outer shell of the structure wasn’t pulled apart as the edges settled. He was the author of a medical treatise remarkable for being devoid of magical thinking: the so-called Edwin Smith papyrus containing anatomical observations, ailments, and cures. This papyrus, named after the dealer who bought it in 1862, is a medical treatise of ancient Kemet which describes 48 cases of injuries, fractures, wounds, dislocations and tumors. Imhotep is credited as the founder of Egyptian medicine, and as author of the Edwin Smith papyrus, in which more than 90 anatomical terms and 48 injuries are described. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…, Your email address will not be published. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. Whilst the bases of previous mastabas (tombs) had been rectangular shaped, Imhotep constructed a square one. He selected a site at Saqqara, an area slightly to the west of White Wall (later known as Memphis). In addition to his pioneering work on Egyptian pyramids, he was also revered as a physician, and may have been the original author of a medical treatise (the Edwin Smith papyrus) now in the Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York. The Edwin Smith Papyrus is a 15-foot long scroll looted from a tomb in the mid-19th century CE which details the treatment of 48 cases of trauma, the details of which simply astounds modern physicians. The Edwin Smith papyrus, oldest known text on surgery and medicine by Imhotep, written in ~ 1500 BC. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. There are no documents in existence today that describe Imhotep’s thought process or inspiration, but it seems he simply thought that stacking a bunch of mastabas on top of each other would be really cool, and apparently it impressed Djoser, because up until that point it was unheard of for a pharoh to name another on any of his monuments. He was a man with a reputation and influence that mirrors the structures he invented. 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