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A fully developed hernia is rarely met with at birth; though the conditions favorable to the evolution of it always exist at this time in the male.
When infantile-hernia is met with, it may appear in divers situations; in the simple or complicated forms, single or double; with or without pain.
Inguinal hernia in the male child, is commonly associated with ectopia of the testis.
Dr. Wm. T. Bull has said that when a male child is sent to him with hernia, one of the first things he does is to look for the testicle.
When hernia appears under the first year, a common impression prevails that it comes from excessive crying, and when, later one takes his feet, the evolution of the infirmity is charged to injury.
As soon as a hernia is discovered the parent, filled with alarm and knowing that a mass is outside the abdominal-cavity, which
MANLEY TH. THE ETIOLOGY, MORBID ANATOMY, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF INFANTILE HERNIA; OF THE INGUINAL TYPE IN THE MALE.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.. JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):916-919. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770006001a