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Editorial
February 17, 2010

King Tutankhamun, Modern Medical Science, and the Expanding Boundaries of Historical Inquiry

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

JAMA. 2010;303(7):667-668. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.153

Tutankhamun, better known as King Tut, ruled ancient Egypt from 1333 to 1324 BC, during the 18th dynasty (circa 1550-1295 BC) of ancient Egypt's New Kingdom (circa 1550-1070 BC). His brief reign, youthful visage, and premature death, as well as the rediscovery of his remains and tomb in 1922, have fascinated Egyptologists and other historians alike for decades.

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