The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Twenty-Seven
A GAPING WOUND IN THE CHIN

TITLE: Instructions concerning a gaping wound in his chin.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a gaping wound in his chin, penetrating to the bone, thou shouldst palpate his wound. If thou shouldst find his bone uninjured, not having a split, (or) perforation in it.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a gaping wound in his chin, penetrating to the bone. An ailment which I will treat."

TREATMENT: Thou shouldst apply for him two strips on that gash. Thou shouldst bind it with fresh meat the first day, (and) thou shouldst treat it afterward with grease, honey (and) into every day until he recovers.

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