May 11, 1889

HYDROCELE OF THE HERNIAL SAC.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, January 16, 1889.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(19):656-658. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400960008002a

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R. H., of this city, male, set. 6 years, came under my care July 26, 1888, the following history being given by his mother: Several days previous he had fallen from a tree, but hung to a lower limb by his clothes and hands until she could run out and take him down. He complained of pain in his left groin all of the afternoon, lying down most of the time; and on putting him to bed she found a small tumor at the spot where pain was located. But thinking he had simply bruised himself, she felt no uneasiness. The next morning the tumor had disappeared; returning, however, soon after he arose, though giving him no pain. It remained all day, subsiding again during the night. Such conditions continued for several days, when she noticed the tumor was gradually increasing in size; then for the first time becoming alarmed,

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