Instructions concerning a crushed vertebra of his neck
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 .
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" .
"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 .
"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 .