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March 19, 1910

STRANGULATED HERNIA IN AN INFANT OF FOUR MONTHS

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ARLINGTON, S. D.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(12):963-964. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550380001001m

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Abstract

I report the following case of strangulated hernia in an infant 4 months old. Such cases are not common in patients under 2 years of age:

History.  —Infant J. V., male, white, aged 4 months, the only living child of Dutch parents. The last statement partially explains why my orders were not always carried out, as the mother could not understand English. Two years before this child was born the mother was delivered of a full term child by imbryotomy. The present child was delivered by me, August 15, 1909, by version and extraction; the mother having been in labor five days before I was called and the head having made no advance. The child was perfectly developed, weighing seven pounds at birth. The mother had plenty of breast milk for two weeks and then began feeding the baby on the bottle without notifying me, the food used being three parts milk

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