Ancient Egyptians and Chinese

By: Catherine Lineberry & Abby Brady

Ancient Egyptians Discoveries and Accomplishments

Ancient Egyptians

  • First to keep accurate health records
  • Wrote prescriptions on Papyurs
  • Embalming led to increase understanding of anatomy and disease

Chinese:

  • Discovery of natural phenomena
  • Religion

People who contributed to the developments or discoveries

Ancient Egyptians:

  • Edwin Smith Papyrus
  • Ebers Papyrus

Chinese:

  • Fu Xi were early tribal leaders. Fu Xi was a cultural hero who developed the trigrams

Beliefs or theories related to the diseases

Ancient Egyptians:

  • Physicians were Priests

Chinese:

  • Believed you had to treat both the body and spirit

Health Care workers

Ancient Egyptians:
  • imhotep
  • Priests

Chinese:

  • Bian Que

-his medical skills were so amazing that the people gave him the same name as the legendary doctor Bian Que

Health Care trends

Ancient Egyptians:


  • Used gauze to wrap bodies
  • Used leeches for bloodletting
  • Used embalming
  • Used strong antiseptics to keep bodies from decaying

Chinese:

  • Recorded a pharmacopoeia of medications based on herbs
  • Therapies included acupuncture

Leeches

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