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  • A Day In The Life Of An Ancient Egyptian Doctor


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    Follow a doctor as she makes her rounds in Ancient Egypt in this fascinating animated video.


    Merit Ptah, who has been a figurehead for women in STEM as the "first woman known by name in the history of science" was likely fictional and based on Peseshet. Image credit: Stzeman/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0


    Follow Peseshet as she carries out the day-to-day activities of a doctor in Ancient Egypt, from treating patients to teaching the next generation of students, as outlined by Elizabeth Fox. Peseshet, who lived around 2500 BCE when the pyramids were being built, is considered the earliest known female physician in Ancient Egypt, possibly in history. 




    Credit: TED-Ed



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