Instructions concerning an abscess with prominent head in his breast

Examination

If thou examinest a man having an abscess with prominent head in his breast1: (and) thou findest a very large swelling protruding on his breast, oily , like fluid under thy hand, while they produce some clamminess of the surface2, (and) their faces have no ruddiness3.

Diagnosis

Thou shouldst say concerning him : "One having an abscess with prominent head in his breast .An ailment which I will treat with cold applications to that abscess which is in his breast."

Treatment

a. Sh,t-fruit, ntr.t, ksnty,
Triturate, bind upon it .
b. Fruit of ss, ksnty, masonís mortar , water
Triturate , bind upon it.
If there is resistance to these cooling applications , thou shouldst avoid those remedies until all fluid which is in the abscess with a head exudes.
Thou shouldst treat him with wound-treatment, with applications for drawing out the inflammation from the mouth of the wound (sore?) in his breast :
Leaves of acacia , sycamore, juice of ymí-leaves, ox dung, hny-tí
Bind upon it .
Thou shouldst make for him astringents , in his breast :
a. powder of green pigment, drt of cedar, ointment fat, northern salt, ibex grease
Bind upon it .
Thou shouldst make for him poultices : Red spnn, sycamore.
Triturate, apply to it .


1 "An abscess with prominent head in his breast," means that there is a large swelling due to the injury which is in his breast, soft like fluids under the hand .

2 "Clamminess of their surface", means their skin is not hot.

3 "There is no ruddiness upon it," means that there is no redness upon it .