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March 5, 1932

The Papyrus Ebers. Translated from the German Version.

JAMA. 1932;98(10):842. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730360064036

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Until the discovery of the Edwin Smith papyrus, the papyrus Ebers was considered the most important ancient medical document available. The new discoveries have not in any way replaced the interest in the Ebers papyrus; rather, they have intensified it. Many years ago an attempt was made to translate the Ebers papyrus into German. The present document offers not a complete translation but rather a popularization of the interesting information available in the document. It is essentially a guide to the materia medica and therapy of the period of about 1500 B. C.

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