Instructions concerning a diseased wound in his breast

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a diseased wound in his breast, while that wound is inflamed1 and a whirl of inflammation2 continually issues from the mouth of that wound at thy touch ; the two lips of that wound are ruddy3, while that man continues to be feverish from it ; his flesh cannot receive a bandage4 , that wound cannot take a margin of skin ; the granulation which is in the mouth of that wound is watery, their surface is not and secretions drop therefrom in an oily state .

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a diseased wound in his breast , it being inflamed, (and) he continues to have fever from it . An ailment which I will treat."

Treatment

Thou shalt make for him cool applications for drawing out the inflammation from the mouth of the wound :
a. Leaves of willow , nbs’-tree ksnty. Apply to it .
b. Leaves of ym’-tree, dung, hny-t’, ksnty, Apply to it .
Thou shalt make for him applications for drying up the wound
a. Powder of green pigment wsb-t, thn.t, grease . Triturate ; bind upon it .
b. Northern salt, ibex grease . Triturate ; bind upon it : Thou shalt make for him poultices : Red spnn, garden tongue , d’r.t, sycamore leaves . Bind upon it . If the like befalls in any member , thou shalt treat him according to these instructions .


1 "A diseased wound in his breast , inflamed," it means that the wound which is in his break is sluggish , without closing up ; high fever comes forth from it , its two [lips] are red, (and) its mouth is open. The "Treatise on what pertains to a wound" says concerning it : "It means that there is very great swelling ; (and) inflamed’ is said concerning the height" (of the fever) .

2 "A whirl of inflammation in his wound," means a whirl of inflammation which circulates through the interior of his entire wound .

3 "Its two lips are ruddy," means that its two lips are red like the color of the tms’-tree.

4 "His flesh cannot receive a bandage," means that his flesh will not receive the remedies because of the inflammation which is in his flesh .

5 "While heat continually issues (new) from the mouth of his wound at thy touch" (means) that heat comes froth from his wound at thy touch ; as it is said that a thing which has come forth entirely , has issued (nsw) .