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December 24, 1927

Clinical Notes, Suggestions and New Instruments

JAMA. 1927;89(26):2186. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690260034011

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Abstract

STRANGULATED INGUINAL HERNIA IN A SIXTEEN DAY OLD INFANT  Richard Joseph White, M.D., Fort Worth, TexasStrangulated hernia in itself is no curiosity, but its occurrence in a 16 day old infant is very unusual. Dr. William B. Coley, whose experience with hernia is perhaps greater than that of any other living man, tells me he has had but one comparable case, which was that of a 14 day old child, who was operated on and recovered. My patient had the onset of symptoms on the sixteenth day, was operated on on the twentieth day, and recovered surprisingly and promptly from what seemed to be a desperate situation.I saw the patient Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 1927, at the Baptist Hospital in Fort Worth. There was a history of four days' illness. The boy was comfortable and happy from birth to the sixteenth day, when he began to cry and

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