Egypt - Medicine
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Natron was used as a preservative but also had antibacterial properties.
The Ebers Medical Papyrus
The Ebers Medical Papyrus is the longest of the medical papyri and dates to the reign of Amenhotep I.
The London Medical Papyrus
The London Medical papyrus contains 25 medical recipes.
Picture of The Edwin Smith Medical Papyrus
The Edwin Smith medical papyrus is impressive enough as a large surviving papyrus but even more so because it is the first extant surgical papyrus.