The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Twenty-Five

TITLE: Instructions concerning a dislocation in his mandible.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a dislocation in his mandible, shouldst thou find this mouth open (and) his mouth cannot close for him, thou shouldst put thy thumb(s) upon the ends of the two rami of the mandible in the inside of his mouth, (and) thy two claws (meaning two groups of fingers) under his chin, (and) thou shouldst cause them. to fall back so that they rest in their places.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a dislocation in his mandible, an ailment which I will treat."

TREATMENT: Thou shouldst bind it with ---------, (and) honey every day until he recovers.

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