Instructions concerning a sprain in the ribs of his breast

Examination

If thou examinest a man having a sprain in the ribs of his breast1, (and) he suffers in the ribs of his breast, not having a dislocation, (and) it is not broken while that man continues to suffer with it and shudders exceedingly

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having a pain in the ribs of his breast . An ailment which I will treat."

Treatment

Thou shouldst bind it with ymrw ; thou shouldst treat it afterwards with honey every day until he recovers .


1 "Ribs of his breast," means the bones of his sternum being spine(s) like as it were a spine-roast .