Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians – A Lecture

March 10, 2012 by  

On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 the National Bohemian Hall, NBH, will be hosting a lecture called “Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians”. The National Bohemian Hall is located at 321 East 73 St., in New York City. This event is scheduled to start at 6:30pm.

This presentation by Professor Eugen Strouhal, PhD, DrSc, is featured in a slide lecture format and will explore the start of the scientific methods and medicines of the ancient Egyptian practitioners and civilization. Discussion and knowledge will be based around the thirteen ancient medical practitioners, the papyri, who recorded the empiric information about therapy, anatomy, and patho-physiology. During the presentation, Professor Strouhal will outline the advanced surgical methods used during the ancient Egyptian period. He will look at the religious rituals and plant or herbal plant remedies used for internal and gynecology, as well as the animal and mineral medicines used.

Professor Strouhal is an expert on Egyptian medicine and carries degrees in anthropology, medicine, and archaeology. He presents many lectures yearly on the history of medicine at the Charles University Medical School in Prague. Professor Strouhal taught anthropology at West Bohemian University in Pilsen, and work for 24 years at the Naprstek Museum.

The National Bohemian Hall probably relies on local printing companies in the Bohemia area to provide stationery printing for many of the events that take place throughout the year. Anyone interested in ancient medicines or Egyptian culture is welcome to attend. Attendance at this event is free of charge, but you may wish to call for additional information prior to attending. For more information, call 646-422-3399.