Instructions concerning a wound in his head penetrating to the bone of his skull .

Examination

If thou examinest a man1 having a wound in his head, while his wound does not have two lips2 , penetrating to the bone of his skull , (but) not having a gash3 , thou shouldst palpate his wound (or, thou shouldst lay thy hand upon it) ; shouldst thou find his skull uninjured , not having a perforation ; a split, or a smash in it.

Treatment

Thou shouldst bind it with fresh meat the first day (and) treat afterwards with grease , honey (and) lint every day until he recovers.


1 "Thou examinest a man," : counting any one like counting things with a bushel . (For) examining (ht , literally "measuring") is like ones counting a certain quantity with a bushel, (or) counting something with the fingers , in order to know . It is measuring (ht ) things with a bushel which -- one in whom an ailment is counted , like measuring (ht ) the ailment of a man ; in order to know the action of the heart . There are canals (or vessels , mt ) in it (the heart) to every member , Now if the priests of Sekhmet or any physician put his hands (or) his fingers upon the head , upon the back of the head upon the two hands , upon the pulse , upon the two feet , he measures (ht ) the heart, because its vessels are in the back of the head and in the pulse ; and because its pulsation is in every vessel of every member. He says "measure" (h.t ) regarding his wound because of the vessels (mt.w ) to his head and to the back of his head and to his two feet -- his heart in order to recognize the indications which have arisen therein ; meaning to measure it in order to know that is befalling therein .

2 "while his wound does not have two lips,": his wound is narrow , not wide ; without gaping of one (lip) from the other .

3 "penetrating to the bone of his skull , (but) not having a gash": there is a gaping of the flesh , although --------- over the bone of his skull , without gaping of one (lip) from the other , being narrow , not wide .