The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Forty-Two

TITLE: Instructions concerning a sprain in the ribs of his breast.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a sprain in the ribs of his breast, (and) he suffers in the ribs of his breast, not having a dislocation, (and) it is not broken while that man continues to suffer with it and shudders exceedingly.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a pain in the ribs of his breast. An ailment which I will treat."

TREATMENT: Thou shouldst bind it with ymrw(?); thou shouldst treat it afterward with honey day until he recovers.

NOTE A: As for: "Ribs of his breast," it means the bones of his sternum being spine(s) like as it were a spine-roast.

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