The Edwin Smith Papyrus
A SPRAIN IN A SPINAL VERTEBRA
TITLE: Instructions concerning a sprain in a vertebra of his spinal column.
EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a sprain in a vertebra of his spinal column, thou shouldst say to him: "Extend now thy two legs (and) contract both (again)." when he extends them both he contracts them both immediately
because of the pain he causes in the vertebra of his spinal column in which he suffers.
DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a sprain in a vertebra of his spinal column. An ailment which I will treat."
TREATMENT: Thou shoulst place him prostrate on his back; thou shouldst make for him...
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