The Edwin Smith Papyrus
SPLIT OF THE BONE
IN THE REGION OF THE MAXILLA
AND THE ZYGOMA
TITLE: Instructions concerning a split in his cheek.
EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a split in his cheek, shouldst thou find that there is a swelling, protruding and red, on the outside of that split.
DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a split in his cheek, An ailment which I will treat."
TREATMENT: Thou shouldst bind it with fresh meat the first day. His treatment is sitting until its swelling is reduced (literally: drawn out). Thou shalt treat it afterward with grease, honey, (and) lint every day until he recovers.
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