An Aneurysm in the Papyrus of Ebers (108, 3-9)

Donatella Lippi

Abstract


One of the most ancient description of arterial aneurysm occurs in a paragraph of the Ebers Papyrus: Egyptians considered it a consequence of a vascular lesion and treated it surgically, trough an instrument, which had to be previously cauterized on fire. 

 

Key words: Aneurisms - Eber Papyrus 


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