Treatment for a woman aegrotanti in utero suo in ambulando 1


Thou shalt say as to it: "What is the smell 2 that thou emittest (lit. causest to be perceived)?"
If she says to thee: "I am emitting the smell of roast meat," thou shalt say as to it, it is nemsu uteri 3.


Thou shalt do for it (thus): fumigate her with every sort of roast meat, the smell of which she emits.

1   suffer in (from) her womb wandering
2   This may be cancer (carcinoma uteri), which is characterized by a peculiar smell.
3   nemsu uteri - Stephen Quirke: wrappings (?) of the womb