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 recovers.

1 "The manubrium of his sternum," ( means) the upper head of his sternum; it is like it were a porcupine .