Atlas Obscura provides an in-depth look at the story of the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the famous ancient Egyptian surgical text that proved just how shockingly modern medical methodologies were in Egypt so long ago and how Dr. Jacobs’ quest for knowledge and his passion for Egyptology lead him to make a remarkable discovery.  That discovery ultimately seeded Dr. Jacobs’ own skin care line, beginning with his Visco-elastic Transforming Serum, his painstakingly engineered modernization of a long-lost ancient formula for youthful skin. Author Sarah Laskow interviewed Dr. Jacobs and profiles the 10-year journey of research, discovery, science, testing, and patience that launched Stanley Jacobs MD Skin Care.