7 May 2008

Egypt - Congres International

This set was issued in 1928 on the occasion of the Congres International de Medecine, International Medical Congress, and the Centenaire de la Faculte de Medecine, Centenary of the Cairo Medical Faculty (SG 176-7).

The first stamp depicts Imhotep, who is often considered the father of Egyptian medicine. The second stamp shows Mohammed Ali Pasha, who reformed Egypt in the 19th Century and set up the largest school in the country, for medical studies, in 1828.

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