The Edwin Smith Papyrus.
Description:
This is a one page handwritten note regarding the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the oldest known surgical treatise concerning trauma. Apart from a hand written note which reads “The Edwin Smith Papyrus, Surgical Treatise,” the page also contains what appears to be a rubbing of four Egyptian hieroglyphic characters in the centre of the page. The four characters are the hieroglyphic characters for “brain,” and, as indicated by the note further down the page, are found on plate 11a of the Edwin Smith Papyrus.
Physical Description:
image.drawing.pencil.black and white 13.5 x 13.5 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series E (Events) -- Sub-Series E/VN (Events, visual Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
The Edwin Smith Papyrus. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series E (Events) -- Sub-Series E/VN (Events, visual Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved November 27, 2022 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9726
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Notes:
Transcription of the paper reads: "The Edwin Smith Papyrus, Surgical Treatise, Plate 11A."

Call Number:
E/VN 1-1.5