The History of Medicine, Part 1

THE HOLISTIC WORKS

According to Sir William Osler, Imhotep was the real Father of Medicine, about 4,000 years ago, writes TRACY LATZ MD.

The first figure of a physician to stand out clearly from the mists of antiquity, Imhotep diagnosed and treated over 200 diseases: 15 diseases of the abdomen, 29 of the eyes, 11 of the bladder, 10 of the rectum, and 18 of the skin, hair, nails and tongue. Imhotep treated gout, tuberculosis, appendicitis, gallstones, and arthritis.

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