Instructions concerning a wound in his temple

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a wound in his temple, it not having a gash while that wound penetrates to the bone1, thou shouldst palpate his wound . Shouldst thou find his temporal bone uninjured, there being no split, (or) perforation, (or) smash in it.

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a wound in his temple2 . An ailment which I will treat."

Treatment

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


1 "A wound , not having a gash, while it penetrates to the bone,": the wound is contracted, reaching as far as the bone, (though) there is no gash in it. He speaks of (its) narrowness, his wound not having two lips .

2 "His gm’ (temple)," : the region thereof between the corner of his eye and the orifice of his ear , at the end of his eye and the orifice of his ear , at the end of his mandible .