Instructions concerning a break in the chamber of his nose .

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a break in the chamber of his nose1 , (and) thou findest his nose bent2, while his face is disfigured, (and) the swelling which is over it is protruding .

Diagnosis

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

Treatment

Thou shouldst force it to fall in , so that it lies in its place , (and) clean out the interior of both his nostrils with two swabs of linen until every worm of blood which coagulates inside his two nostrils3 comes forth. Now afterwards thou shouldst take two plugs of linen saturated with grease and put them into his two nostrils . Thou shouldst place two stiff rolls of linen , bound on . Thou shouldst treat him afterwards with grease , honey , (and) lint every day until he recovers .


1 "A break in the chamber of his nose," : the middle of his nose as far as the back , extending to the region between his two eyebrows

2 "His nose bent , while his face is disfigured," : his nose is crooked and greatly swollen throughout ; his two cheeks likewise , so that his face is disfigured by it . not being in its customary form , because all the depressions are filled with swelling , so that his face looks disfigured by it .

3 "Every worm of blood which coagulates in the inside of his two nostrils," : the clotting of blood in the inside of his two nostrils , likened to the nír,t worm, which subsists in water .