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Reproduction concepts and practices in ancient Egypt mirrored by modern medicine. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 123 (2005) 3–8.

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Ronit Haimov-Kochman, Yael Sciaky-Tamir, Arye Hurwitz

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The treasured ancient papyri provide a glimpse into understanding of common concepts and practices in ancient Egypt. The Kahun gynecological papyrus and other texts unveil the traditions of reproduction, conception and delivery. This article addresses the rationale of beliefs and practices of that era. Frequently, the reason for common traditions exercised at the time is based on medical knowledge of female anatomy and physiology during pregnancy. Surprisingly some of the remedies commonly used in ancient Egypt were recently explored and found intriguing. This paper was aimed to look at the reflection of archaic practices and concepts of ancient Egypt by the modern mirror of evidence-based medicine.

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Les vestiges de papyrus nous permettent de connaitre certaines pratiques médicales de l’Egypte ancienne. De façon étonnante certains remèdes employés ont été explorés à notre époque récente.

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➡ history, sociology ; evidence-based medicine/midwifery

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Bernard Bel — 09 Apr 2006
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