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The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Twenty-Six
A WOUND IN THE UPPER LIP

TITLE: Instructions concerning a wound in his lip.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a wound in his lip, piercing through to the inside of his mouth, thou shouldst examine his wound as far as the column, of his nose. Thou shouldst draw together that wound with stitching.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a wound in his lip, piercing through to the inside of his mouth. An ailment which I will treat."

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

NOTE A: "A wound in his lip, piercing through to the inside of his mouth," it means that the two lips of wound are soft , opening to the inside of his mouth. One says: "Pierced through" ---------- concerning soft things.

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