reinforces pathological and epidemiological findings. A volume of this size can serve only as an introduction to the fascinating subject of ancient Egyptian medicine. Interested readers will find the bibliography (chapter 8) a useful source of further information.
Picture: Limestone relief from the causeway of Unas' pyramid, Saqqara, Fifth Dynasty, showing the effects of famine. (Courtesy of the Musee du Louvre, Paris, E. 17.376.)