Instructions concerning a dislocation in a vertebra of his neck

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a dislocation in a vertebra of his neck1, shouldst thou find him unconscious of his two arms (and) his two legs on account of it , while his phallus is erected on account of it, (and) urine drop from his member without his knowing it; his flesh has receives wind ; his two eyes are blood-shot ; it is a dislocation of a vertebra of his neck extending to his back-bone which causes him to be unconscious of his two arms (and) his two legs. If , however , the middle vertebra of his neck is dislocated , it is an emissio seminis which befalls his phallus2 .

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a dislocation in a vertebra of his neck , while he is unconscious of his two legs and his two arms, and his urine dribbles3. An ailment not to be treated."


1 "A dislocation (wnh ) in a vertebra of his neck, "he is speaking of a separation of one vertebra of his neck from another, the flesh which is over it being uninjured ; as one says, "It is wnh " concerning things which had been joined together when one has been severed from another .

2 "It is an emissio seminis which befalls his phallus," (means) that his phallus is erected (and) has a discharge from the end of his phallus . It is said : "It remains stationary" (min sw ) , when it cannot sink downward (and) it cannot lift upward .

3 "While his urine dribbles," means that urine drops from his phallus and cannot hold back for him .