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The Nile river is known almost universally by historians as the cradle of medicine because it passes through the great region of Egypt Egypt greatly contributed to the western civilization Their knowledge was far superior to any previous civilization and many civilizations to come One of their greatest achievements was in the field of medicine because they replaced myth with medical fact this laid the foundations for modern medical practice They discovered the cause of various illnesses and developed a cure They practiced both medical and spiritual healing so the worlds of religion and science could coexist With the discoveries of several papyrus we are learning more and more about their knowledge of the human anatomy The literature discovered by archaeologists dates back to over 7000 years ago In the early Egyptian times medicine was practiced most often by priests not doctors or physicians There were three main types of early healers the priest physician lay physician and the magician-physician The priest physicians were ranked highest among physicians because they practiced a combination of clinical and spiritual medicine The priest physicians were in such a high favor that it is most likely they were part of the Egyptian hierarchy and involved with the state officials and pharaohs It is unknown if the priest physicians ever received medical training They were permitted to examine patients and participate in minor tasks All diseases except those of the eye were treated by a clergy who specialized with their own rule and hierarchy known as the Priests of Sekhmet Gradually the physicians would gain their medical knowledge and would combine it with their knowledge of magic to become an effective and respected healer The lay physicians also practiced a combination of clinical and spiritual healing Unlike the priest physician the lay physicians were most likely trained to practice medicine They were most likely derived from priests who had knowledge of the anatomy and from magicians because they
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