Djoser also ordered the construction of a step pyramid at
Djoser’s most important subordinate was Imhotep. He lived around 2700-2630. He was Egypt’s first architect. It was he who designed Djoser’s step pyramid at
Imhotep may also have been Egypt’s first physician. He treated people with medicines he made from plants. In the medical book he wrote, he discussed various diseases and injuries and how to treat them. In doing so, he somehow avoided magical thinking. In other words, he did not think that diseases and injuries were caused by the gods and best treated with sacrifices to them. He thought that they had physical causes and were best treated with material means like medicines. Remarkable for one who was also a priest.
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