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The practice of medicine may date back to Neolithic times, with fossils suggesting that early man was able to remove parts of bone from the skull. In ancient Egypt, empirical medicine consisted of using oils and potions to cure observed diseases. There is even evidence to suggest that surgical procedures to extract tumors from the body were performed by early Egyptians. Over the past 500 years, medical knowledge and medical technology have advanced and led to longer, healthier lifespans. Medical engineering has made possible previously unfathomable innovations such as organ transplants, prosthetics, and vision correction.
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