An online search indicates that what the Egyptians valued about honey for healing wounds is still very relevant today. There are powerful antibacterial medicinal properties in honey and propolis, which are making headlines. (NOTE: honey found in your grocery store is not what they are referring to and may have been exposed to bacteria – please consult your physician before trying home remedies).
Here are a few sources I discovered while Googling
1. Brown H, ed. A Brief History of Wound Healing Yardley, Pa: Oxford Clinical Communications; 1998: 9–15.
2. Smith MR, McCaughey WF, Kemmerer AR. The Biological Effects of Honey J Apicultural Res. 1969;8:99–110.
3. Majno G. The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press; 1975:115–120.
4. Peter Charles Molan PhD Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Honey Research Unit Department of Biological Sciences, Research on Honey as a Topical Antibacterial Agent for Treatment of Infected Wounds, Univ of Waikato Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, N.Z.