EGYPT: the foundation of Medicine By Andre Austin When the Egyptians passed on their alphabet to the Greeks it enable Homer to write The Odyssey. In his writings about 800BC he spoke about the Egyptians and medicine: “For Zeus’s daughter Helen had such cunning potions, the healing drugs that she’d received in Egypt…The soil of Egypt, giver of much grain, provides a wealth of drugs; some, when concocted, are helpful, some are harmful. There each man is an expert physician. None can match Egyptians” (4:250). This was translated by Allen Mandelbaum. A translation by Richmond Lattimore says at the end “Everyman is a doctor there and more understanding than men elsewhere”. Herodotus writing about 450BC says this about the Egyptians: “The practice of medicine they split up into separate parts, each doctor being responsible for the treatment of only one disease. There are in consequence, innumerable doctors, some specializing in diseases of the eyes, others of the head, others of the teeth, others of the stomach, and son on; while others, again, deal with the sort of troubles which cannot be exactly localized” (Book 2:84). I wanted to lay out a foundation so I could write about some of the spiritual/physical attributes of their health terminology in Egypt. So I turn to some of the poetry of Akhnaton when he said: How fair of form was the formless Aton, how radiant of color. All that thou hast made, said the King, leaps before thee. Thou makest the beauty of form through thyself alone. Eyes have life at sight of thy beauty; hearts has health when the Aton shines” (The Life & Times of Akhnaton p.109 By Arthur Weigall). When Alexander the so-called great invaded Egypt, (331BC), he brought his tutor Aristotle with him. Alexander slept with Homer’s book under his pillow but slaughtered people including his black Foster brother Clitus Niger for telling him to quit thinking he was a god and listening to flatters. Anyway Aristotle stole all of Egypt’s science and medical books and wrote “Health is the balance between the Hot and the cold”. Maybe he was thinking of the warm heat of the sun like Akhnaton. When Alexander left Egypt he allowed Ptolemy Soter and his family to rule over it. Ptolemy 13 ended up bi-racial and produced the famous Queen Cleopatra. Ptolemy Soter got the help of an Egyptian to write down the history of Egypt through their king’s list and to establish the Temple of Serapis. Serapis is a combination of Osiris/Apis bull. Serapis was also merged in Imhotep, the father of medicine who diagnosed and treated 29 separate problems dealing with the eyes alone (World’S Great Men of color Volume 1 p.39 By J.A. Rogers). Serapis copied the Egyptians in the use of spit by Osiris, Ra, Thoth and Tefnut to cure/save eyes. When the Roman’s came to take charge over Egypt they had their official turn coat writer Josephus. The writings of Josephus was done in part to impress the Flavian Dynasty of Vespasian, Titus and Domitian who ruled Rome from 69AD through 96AD. Josephus didn’t like Mantheo’s writings that were in the 3rd century BC. Josephus said: “now, for the first occasion of this fiction, Manetho supposes what is no better than a ridiculous thing; for he says that King Amenophis (some scholars say is Akheaton see The Bible myth by Gary Greenberg p.198) desired to see the Gods” (Against Apion Book 1:28). Josephus claims they couldn’t see the gods not do to their maims in their bodies or leprosy but due to their “wicked practices”; compare with (3 John 11) To see God Greenberg rightly claims is a prayer to be healed of an illness. Josephus was highly inflamed that the word Sabbath was related to sabbo then the disease of Bubo in the groin (Apion book 2:2 along with leprosy with the Jews and Egyptians. We know from the writings of Pliny the Elder that leprosy was endemic in Egypt. “The affliction usually begins on the face” (Natural History Book 26:7). According to Deuteronomy 7:15 “The lord will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt”. Moses has a desire to see god in his glory (face) Exodus 33:18 We know his face is like a sun (Rev 1:16). Anyway if Moses has leprosy is sure would explain why he’s wearing a veil (Exodus 34:33. In Leviticus 13:45 those with skin diseases must cover part of their face up. The White Jews of Israel of today object to any claims of Leprosy thinking it was only inflicted upon the Egyptians. The reason they think that because they feel leprosy is a black person disease. Rudolph R. Windsor who wrote the famous From Babylon to Timbuktu p.35 said: “another point to prove that the Jews were black is the leprosy laws, written in the thirteenth chapter of Leviticus and explained in the second chapter of this book. The strangest and most amazing phenomena concerning biblical leprosy was that the skin turned white. These laws of leprosy were given to the nation of Israel and they could not apply to a white nation” . In Conclusion In this little essay we have scratched the surface in proving that Christianity first got its white version start with Serapis with the Ptolemy’s kings which were continued with the Roman Flavian Dynasty. “Seeing God” was associated with heath. Aristotle said Health was the balance between Hot and Cold. That obscure Lukewarm word pops up again. Lukewarm was a balance between Hot and Cold. Luke was a physician dealing with the health of others and a writer writing down what eyewitnesses saw. Luke could also be a pun for the word Look. Which would be me to another thought. What did the Stoic historian Pliny the Elder mean when he said “Nature has provided the eye with many thin membranes and hard outside coverings as a protection against cold and heat she cleans the eyes with moisture....” (Natural History Book 11:147). How do these two Bible quotes below relate to Pliny and the 3rd chapter of Revelations? “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8) “Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God”. (3 John verse 12) All of these questions will be answered to explain how Lukewarm is based on an Egyptian goddess. Lukewarm is the Temperature of justice.