The Edwin Smith Papyrus
A SPLIT IN THE TEMPORAL BONE
TITLE: Instructions concerning a split in his temple.
EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a split in his temple, shouldst thou find a swelling protruding on the outside of that split, while he discharges blood from his nostril and from his one ear having that split, (and) it is painful when he hears speech, because of it.
DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a split in his temple, while he discharges blood from his nostril and his ear having that injury. An ailment with which I will contend."
TREATMENT: Thou shouldst put him at his mooring stakes until thou knowest he has reached a decisive point.
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