Black History Month Day 4 – Imhotep

Imhotep

IMHOTEP – The true father of medicine.

Every time I hear the phrase “Hippocratic Oath” I ponder how many Black doctors might we actually have if we knew the true father of medicine was an African. Not only was Imhotep the true father of medicine but he is also commonly called a polymath. Feel free to read the links below and watch the video from Dr. Browder about the Nile Valley Civilization.

http://www.ancient.eu/imhotep/
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/imhotep.htm
http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/imhotep.html
http://www.thisiskoi.com/2011/06/stolen-legacy-gm-james.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/3293164/How-Imhotep-gave-us-medicine.html

Article by Brian Epps

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