Instructions concerning a break of the column of his nose.


If thou examinest a man having a break of the column of his nose1 , his nose being disfigured , and a depression being in it , while the swelling that is on it protrudes , (and) he has discharged blood from both his nostrils2 .


Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a break of the column of his nose , An ailment which I will treat ."


Thou shouldst cleanse (it) for him with two plugs of linen. Thou shouldst place two (other) plugs of linen saturated with grease inside his two nostrils . Thou shouldst put him at his mooring stakes until the swelling is reduced (lit. drawn out) . Thou shouldst apply stiff rolls of linen by which his nose is held fast . Thou shouldst treat him afterward with grease , honey , (and) lint, every day until he recovers .

1 "The column of his nose." : the outer edge of his nose as far as its side (s) on the top of his nose , being the inside of his nose between his two nostrils .

2 "His two nostrils," : the two sides of his nose extending to his two cheeks, as far as the back of his nose; the top of his nose is loosened .