Friday 3 January 2014

Microbial diseases of Ancient Egypt: lessons for today

By comparing the ancient forms of diseases from Ancient Egypt with their contemporary equivalents, researchers can attempt learn how particular diseases evolved; what makes them so harmful; and possibly how to stop them. This field of paleopathology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, aided by advances to scientific techniques.

In a new paper, Tim Sandle presents an overview of recent research pertaining to the entwined concerns of paleopathology and Egyptology.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2013). Pharaohs and Mummies: Diseases of Ancient Egypt and Modern Approaches, Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies, 1 (4): e110. doi: 10.4172/2329-8731.1000e110

For a copy of the paper, please contact Tim Sandle

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