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November 3, 1923

STRANGULATED FEMORAL HERNIA IN A WOMAN, AGED 107 YEARS

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Little Falls, N. Y.

JAMA. 1923;81(18):1522-1523. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510180002014a

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Abstract

This case is of interest solely because of the advanced age of the patient.

Mrs. D. F., a woman, aged 107, referred to me by Dr. Edgar Swift, Jordanville, N. Y., June 19, 1922, was suffering from a strangulated femoral hernia that could not be reduced.

The patient, born May 4, 1815, in the town of Stark, Herkimer County, N. Y., came from a healthy, long-lived race. Her father died at the age of 97; her mother, at the age of 76; a brother, at 95, and her husband at 80. Recently a nephew died at 87. She was married at the age of 19, and had borne six children, two of whom were living, one being over 83 years. She had always been well, a frugal eater, very calm and mild in disposition, contented and a great worker. The patient stated that until four years ago she had always

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