...And Afterwards The Egyptian God Of Medicine.
The author of this volume, himself a doctor of medicine, is inclined to chide the medical profession for neglecting its true patron saint, who was in practice more than two thousand years before either Hippocrates or Galen.
It is doubtless-partly to help Imhotep to his own that Dr. Hurry has written the present book. It is, as it could not but be, based on Sethc's masterly memoir on the same subject written twenty-four years ago. There is not much to be added to this Sethe's work does not age rapidly but what there is Dr. Hurry has found and added.
The most striking additions are the Nechautis Papyrus from Oxy-rhynchus, which, if its story could be trusted, would put back the full deification of Imhotep by 2000 years, Gauthier's article on the Imhotep festival, and Milne's on the graffiti in the Sanatorium of Der cl-Bahr”.
We are at a loss, however, to understand why he has completely ignored the account of King Zoser given by both the epitomisers of Manetho the Egyptian historian, which, if Sethe's clever and convincing conjecture be correct, is a description of Imhotep himself. Imhotep: the Vizier and Physician of King Zoser and afterwards the Egyptain God of Medicine. By Dr. Jamieson B. Hurry