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The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Thirteen
COMPOUND COMMINUTED FRACTURE IN THE SIDE OF THE NOSE

TITLE: Instructions concerning a smash in the nostril.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a smash in his nostril, thou shouldst place thy hand upon his nose at the point of this smash. Should it crepitate under thy fingers, while at the same time he discharges blood from his nostril (and) from his ear on the side of him having that smash; it is painful when he opens his mouth because of it; (and) he is speechless.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a a smash in the nostril. An ailment not to be treated."

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