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.


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