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The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Ten

A GAPING WOUND AT THE TOP OF THE EYEBROW, PERFORATING TO THE BONE

TITLE: Instructions concerning a wound in the top of his eyebrow.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a wound in the top of his eyebrow, penetrating to the bone, shouldst palpate his wound, (and) draw together for him gash with stitching.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a wound in his eyebrow. An aliment which I will treat."

TREATMENT: Now after thou hast stitched it, thou shouldst bind fresh meat upon it the first day. If thou findest that the stitching of this wound is loose, thou shouldst draw (it) together for him with two strips (of plaster), and thou shouldst treat it with grease and honey every day until he recovers.

NOTE A: As for: "Two strips of linen," it means two bands of linen, which one applies upon the two lips of the gaping wound, in order to cause that one (lip) join to the other.

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