Pulmonary and osseous tuberculosis in an Egyptian mummy.
Munhorse, Brothwell, and Ucko' reviewed the evidence for tuberculosis in ancient Egypt, considering sources from literature, art, and human remains. Skeletal and mummy material demonstrated gross evidence of the disease, but microscopic confirmation was lacking. A more recent report showed that tubercle bacilli can be detected in mummified material, 2 and the present report is of a fatal case of tuberculosis in a child of the dynastic period of Egyptian history, with microscopic confirmation.
|Main Author:||Zimmerman, Michael.|