“If you examine a man having a dislocation [wenekh] in his mandible [aret] and you find his mouth open and his mouth does not close for him, you then place your finger[s] [? thumb] on the back of the two rami of the mandible inside his mouth, your two claws [groups of fingers] under his chin, you cause them [i.e. the two mandibles] to fall so they lie in their [correct] place! Thou shalt then say, concerning him, one suffering from a dislocation of his two mandibles, an ailment which I will treat. You should then bind it with imru and honey every day until he recovers.”
Translation by Dr John F Nunn
The editors are grateful to:
Translation and images kindly provided by Dr John F Nunn.
See Nunn JF (1996). Ancient Egyptian Medicine. Norman: University of Okhlahoma Press, p 178.