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Edwin Smith Papyrus


Ibolya Horvath
by Jeff Dahl
published on 09 February 2016
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The Edwin Smith Papyrus is the world's oldest surviving surgical document written in hieratic script in ancient Egypt around 1600 BCE. Plate 6 and 7 of the papyrus, pictured here, discuss facial trauma.

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Dahl, J. (2016, February 09). Edwin Smith Papyrus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Dahl, Jeff. "Edwin Smith Papyrus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 09, 2016.

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Dahl, Jeff. "Edwin Smith Papyrus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Feb 2016. Web. 13 Apr 2021.

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