Instructions concerning a wound in his lip

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a wound in his lip, piercing through to the inside of his mouth1 , thou shouldst examine his wound as far as the column, of his nose. Thou shouldst draw together that wound with stitching .

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a wound in his lip, piercing through to the inside of his mouth . An ailment which I will treat .

Treatment

Now after thou hast stitched it thou shouldst bind it with fresh meat the first day . Thou shouldst treat it afterwards with grease (and) honey every day until he recovers .


1 "A wound in his lip, piercing through to the inside of his mouth," means that the two lips of wound are soft , opening to the inside of his mouth . One says : "Pierced through" (ysdb ) concerning soft things .