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June 11, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(24):668-669. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391490024008

St.Thomas's Hospital—Strangulated Hernia—Mr. Malcolm Morris—Mr. Pearce Gould—Mr. Timothy Holmes—Suppurative Inflammation of Shoulder Joint —Destructive Inflammation of Foot in Diabetes; amputation—Sir William MacCormac—Guy's Hospital; Its Museum—Congenital Hydrocele of the Cord— Mr. Thomas Bryant—Epithelioma of the Hands.

Dear Dr. Fenger:  —A visit to St. Thomas's Hospital afforded me an opportunity to witness an operation for strangulated inguinal hernia by Mr. Sidney Jones, Senior Surgeon of the Hospital and Professor of Surgery in the school in affiliation with this institution. Full antiseptic precautions were observed, including the now almost obsolete spray. The patient, a man about 40 years of age, claimed that he was never aware that he had a hernia until the evening before, when a swelling formed rapidly in the right groin, followed by symptoms indicative of a strangulated hernia. When admitted into the hospital the lesion was readily recognized as a strangulated hernia and several gentle attempts were made to

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