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 .
"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 .
"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 .