Egyptian Medicine Timeline

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  • c. 3000 BCE
    Medical School at the Temple of Neith as Sais, run by a female physician.
  • c. 2700 BCE
    Chief Physician Merit-Ptah is first female doctor/scientist in the world known by name.
  • c. 2667 BCE - 2600 BCE
    Imhotep, architect to Djoser, considered "First Physician".
  • c. 2600 BCE
    Hesyre is first dentist in the world known by name.
  • c. 2500 BCE
    Pesehet is "Lady Overseer of Female Physicians".
  • c. 1800 BCE
    Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus text written.
  • c. 1782 BCE - c. 1570 BCE
    London Medical Papyrus written during the Second Intermediate Period.
  • c. 1600 BCE
    Edwin Smith Papyrus copy written.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 1069 BCE
    Berlin Medical Papyrus copy dated to New Kingdom.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 1069 BCE
    Hearst Papyrus copy written.
  • c. 1550 BCE
    Ebers Papyrus copy written.
  • c. 200 CE - c. 300 CE
    Demotic Magical Papyrus written.

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3000 BCE: Medical School at the Temple of Neith as Sais, run by a female physician.
 
2700 BCE: Chief Physician Merit-Ptah is first female doctor/scientist in the world known by name.
 
2667 BCE - 2600 BCE: Imhotep, architect to Djoser, considered "First Physician".
 
2600 BCE: Hesyre is first dentist in the world known by name.
 
2500 BCE: Pesehet is "Lady Overseer of Female Physicians".
 
1800 BCE: Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus text written.
 
1782 BCE - 1570 BCE: London Medical Papyrus written during the Second Intermediate Period.
 
1600 BCE: Edwin Smith Papyrus copy written.
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: Berlin Medical Papyrus copy dated to New Kingdom.
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: Hearst Papyrus copy written.
 
1550 BCE: Ebers Papyrus copy written.
 
200 CE - 300 CE: Demotic Magical Papyrus written.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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