Instructions concerning a dislocation in his two collar-bones
If thou examinest a man having
a dislocation in his two collar-bones1 ,
shouldst thou find his two shoulders turned over (and) the head (s)
of his two collar-bones turned toward his face .
Thou shouldst cause (them) to fall back , so that they rest in their
places . Thou shouldst bind it with stiff rolls of linen ; thou shouldst
treat it afterward with grease (and) honey every day , until he recovers .
If, however , thou shouldst find his two collarbones having a rupture
(or the tissue) over it, penetrating to the interior.
Thou shouldst say concerning him : "An ailment which I will treat."
(Scribal error )
"A dislocation in his two collar-bones "
means a displacement of the heads of his sickle-bone(s) . Their heads
are attached to the upper bone of his breast to his throat , over which
is the flesh of his gorge, that is the flesh that is over his bosom .
Two canals are under it : one on the right and (one) on the left of his
throat (and) of his bosom ; they lead to his lungs .