Instructions concerning a crushed vertebra of his neck

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a crushed vertebra in his neck1, (and) thou findest that one vertebra has fallen into the next one, while he is voiceless and cannot speak ; his head falling downward has caused that one vertebra crush into the next one2 ; (and) shouldst thou find that he is unconscious of his two arms and his two legs because of it .

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a crushed vertebra in his neck ; he is unconscious of his two arms (and) his two legs (and) he is speechless . An ailment not to be treated" .


1 "A crushed vertebra in his neck," he is speaking of the fact that one vertebra of his neck has fallen into the next , one penetrating into the other , there being no movement to and fro .

2 "His head falling downward has caused that one vertebra crush into the next , " means that he has fallen head downward upon his head, driving one vertebra of his neck into the next .