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The Edwin Smith Papyrus
Case Twenty-Three
A SLIT IN THE OUTER EAR

TITLE: Instructions concerning a wound in his ear.

EXAMINATION: If thou examinest a man having a wound in his ear, cutting through its flesh, the injury being in the lower part of his ear, (and) confined to the flesh, thou shouldst draw (it) together for him with stitching behind the hollow of his ear.

DIAGNOSIS: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a wound in his ear, cutting through its flesh. An ailment which I will treat."

TREATMENT: If thou findest, the stitching of that wound loose (and) sticking in the two of his wound, thou shouldst make for him stiff rolls of linen (and) pad the back of his ear therewith. Thou shouldst treat it afterward with grease, honey ,(and) lint every day until he recovers.

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