The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Thirty


TITLE: Instructions concerning a vertebra of his neck.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a vertebra of his neck, thou shouldst say to him; "Look at thy shoulders and thy breast." When he does so, the seeing possible to him is painful.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a sprain in a vertebra of his neck. An ailment which I will treat."

TREATMENT: Thou shouldst bind it with fresh meat the first day. Now afterward thou shouldst treat with ymrw(?) (and) honey every day until he recovers.

NOTE A: As for: "A sprain," he is speaking of a rending of two members, (although) it (= each) is (still) in its place.

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