Instructions concerning a wound in his breast
If thou examinest a man having a wound in his breast, penetrating to
the bone, perforation
the manubrium of his sternum1,
thou shouldst press the manubrium of his sternum with thy fingers,
(although) he shudders exceedingly .
Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a wound in his breast ,
penetrating to the bone, perforating the manubrium of his sternum.
An ailment which I will treat."
Thou shouldst bind it with fresh meat the first day; thou shouldst
treat it afterward with grease, honey, (and) lint every day, until he
"The manubrium of his sternum,"
( means) the upper head of his sternum; it is like it were a porcupine .