Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First Known Description Of Diabetes


In 1552 BC Hesy-ra, an Egyptian physician, was one of the earliest to hint at some form of diabetes. "A papyrus record mentions Hesy-ra’s recognition of a symptom of diabetes, polyuria, or frequent urination." I find it amazing that this occurred 3565 years ago. Here is a link giving more information on the time in which Hesy-ra lived.

http://timelines.com/1552BC/first-known-description-of-diabetes-symptoms-found-on-egyptian-papyrus-by-physician-hesy-ra

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