Ancient ophthalmology
Egypt (1968) WHO's 20th year.
Egypt (1928) 100th Anniversary for the Medical department of Cairo University 
                        and the International Medical Congress.
Imhotep means ' he who comes in peace' is another ancient god of medicine of the Egyptians. 
He lived in the third dynasty and was active in Memphis not only as physician but also as an 
architect, scholar of law and poet. He had a temple in Memphis which is devoted to healing 
especially eye diseases. In picture, he is often portrayed seated holding a cane in his right 
hand to symbolize his reign and an Ankh or Crux Ansata in his left hand which is the Key 
of the Nile -  a symbol of life.
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