The medicine of the ancient egyptians is some of the oldest documented from the beginnings of the civilization in the late fourth millennium bc until the persian invasion of 525 bc egyptian medical practice went largely unchanged but was highly advanced for its time including simple non invasive surgery setting of bones dentistry and an . Medical practice in ancient egypt was so advanced that many of their observations policies and commonplace procedures would not be surpassed in the west for centuries after the fall of rome and their practices would inform both greek and roman medicine. Medicine several papyrus texts list specific medicinal prescriptions for different ailments laxatives soothing salves and contraceptives were all represented in the ancient egyptian healers repertoire. In ancient egypt the treatment of illnesses was no longer carried out only by magicians and medicine men we have evidence that people existed who were referred to physicians and doctors
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