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APIS ID:
4970
Holding Institution:
Bancroft Library, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley
Call Number: 
P.Hearst.0001
Location: 
Vault; 18 frames
Type of Text/Title: 
Hearst medical papyrus.
Section/Side: 
Verso empty
Connections: 
Bears great resemblance to another Egyptian medical papyrus (the so-called Papyrus Ebers) at Leipzig University Library, Germany.
Material: 
Pap
Items: 
18
Size: 
Various sizes
Lines: 
18 columns
Notes On Preservation: 
The papyrus is in a surprisingly good condition. It is almost too good to be true. This set against the rather unusual provenenance of the papyrus, raises doubts as to whether this papyrus is real, or whether it is a fake.
Publication Status: 
published
Modern Date: 
First half of the 2nd millenium B.C.
Provenance: 
Uncertain. In the Spring of 1901 was brought to the camp of the Hearst Egyptian Expedition near Der-el-Ballas, Egypt, by a peasant of the village, who said he found it while digging 2 years before.
Language: 
Hieratic
Genre: 
Sub-literary papyri; Prescriptions, Medical; Formulae; Medical works
Content: 
A collection of medical prescriptions. The ailments for which cure is offered range from "a tooth which falls out" (Col. I, l. 7) and "remedy for treatment of the lung" (Col. IV, l. 8) to bites by human beings (Col. II, ll. 6-7), and pigs and hippopotami (Col. XVI, ll. 5-7).
Subject: 
Medicine, Egyptian
Publications: 
Reisner, G. The Hearst medical papyrus
Bibliography Corrections: 
On uncertain provenance see George A. Reisner's publication The Hearst medical papyrus (1904)
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