Instructions concerning bulging tumors on his breast
If thou examinest a man
having tumors on his breast1,
(and) thou findest
that swelling have spread over his breast; if thou puttest thy hand upon
his breast upon these tumors, (and) thou findest them very cool, there
being no fever at all therein when thy hand touches him ; they have no
granulation , they form no fluid, they do not generate secretions of
fluid, and they are bulging to thy hand .
Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having tumors. An ailment with
which I will contend."
There is no treatment . If thou findest tumors in any member of a man,
thou shalt treat him according to these directions.
"Bulging tumors on his breast."
means the existence of swellings on his breast, large, spreading
and hard; touching them is like touching a ball of wrappings ; the
comparison is to a green hemat fruit, which is hard and cool under
thy hand, like touching those swellings which are on his breast.