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Arterial disease in antiquity

"The study of papyrus writings and of mummified human remains provides an insight into the diseases and the practice of medicine in ancient times. Paleopathology, developed in the latter part of the last century and now incorporating modern technology and diagnostic techniques, has shown that arterial disease was not uncommon and that the arterial lesions of 3000 years ago were no different from those we see today."

Author(s):  Magee, Reginald
Source:  MJA 1998; 169: 663-666