Title:
A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The transethmoidal approach or the way ofAnubis
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
W. Churchill avenue 172, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Ancient Egypt; embalming; history of anatomy; ethmoid bone; sinuses
Pages:
43 - 45
Abstract:
«prwta men skoliw sidhrw dia twn muxwthrwn exacousi twn egkefalon, ta men autou outw exagontev, ta de egceontev farmaka». «Prôta men skoliô sidèrô dia tôn muxôterôn exachousi tôn egkephalon, ta men autou outô exagontes, ta de egcheontes pharmaka». “First they draw out the brains through the nostrils with an iron hook. When they have removed what they can this way, they flush out the remainder with drugs”. Herodotus, inquiry about Egypt, (Figure 1), (Figure 2).3
Issue:
Vol. 2, 2006, 1st trimester


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A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The transethmoidal approach or the way ofAnubis