[Instructions concerning] a gaping [wo]und in his head penetrating to the bone (and) perforating his [skull].


[If thou examinest a man having a gaping wound in] his [head], penetrating to the bone and perforating his skull1 thou shouldst palpate his wound; [shouldst thou find him unable to look at his two shoulders] and his [br]east2, (and) suffering with stiffness in his neck3...


Thou shouldst say [regarding him]: "One having [a gaping wound in his head, penetrating to the bone, (and) per]forating his skull, while he suffers with stiffness in his neck. An ailment which I will treat."


Now [after thou hast stitched it , thou shouldst lay] fresh [meat] upon his wound the first day. Thou shouldst not bind it. Moor (him) [at his mooring stakes4 until the period of his injury passes by]. Thou shouldst treat it afterward with grease, honey, and lint every day, until he recovers...

1 "Perforating his skull," means --------- his skull, contracted smash, through his incurring a break like a puncture of a (pottery) jar, ----------------- which he incurred.

2 "Unable to look at his two shoulders and his breast," means it is not easy for him to look at his two shoulders (and) it is not easy for him to look at his breast.

3 "Suffering with stiffness in his neck," means a lifting up (resulting) from his having incurred this injury, which has shifted into his neck (also) suffers from it.

4 "Moor (him) at his mooring stakes,": putting him on his customary diet, without administering to him a prescription.