Instructions concerning a wound in his throat


If thou examinest a man having a gaping wound in his piercing through to his gullet; if he drinks water he chokes (and) it come out of the mouth of his wound; it is greatly inflamed, so that he develops fever from it; thou shouldst draw together that wound with stitching.


Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a wound in his throat, piercing through to his gullet . An ailment with which I will contend."

First treatment

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

Second examination

If, however, thou findest him continuing to have fever from that wound.

Second treatment

Thou shouldst apply dry lint in the mouth of his wound, (and) moor (him) at his mooring stakes until he recovers.