Instructions concerning an abscess with prominent head in his breast
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.
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."
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
Thou shouldst treat him with wound-treatment, with applications for
drawing out the inflammation from the mouth of the wound (sore?) in his
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 .
"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 .
"Clamminess of their surface", means their skin is not hot.
"There is no ruddiness upon it," means that there is no redness upon it .