My bad. I didn’t know so was being conservative, should have checked.
The information from that papyrus is fascinating. Not surprised that the Egyptians knew more than Hippocrates. Due to familiarity of the human body from embalming?
I think they did pretty well seeing they had no knowledge of germ theory . Honey is sterile ,so would be good to prevent infection.
It’s my understanding that the Egyptians also carried out quite sophisticated brain surgery. At that time and until Galen ca 170 bce , the function of the brain was not understood. The heart was considered the centre of thought and emotion.
" Around 170 BC, Roman physician Galen suggested the brain’s four ventricles (fluid-filled cavities) were the seat of complex thought, and determined personality and bodily functions. This was one of the first suggestions that the brain was where our memory, personality and thinking reside. "
Understanding the brain: a brief history - Queensland Brain Institute - University of Queensland.