The 250 operations here reported have been done upon 216 patients; 34 of the cases having been operated on on both sides. Fifty-two of the patients were females, 164 were males. I am quite sure that no one can accuse me of having selected my cases, when their ages and conditions are considered. Fifty-five of the patients were under 14 years of age, 43 were between 14 and 25, while 118 had passed their 25th year. Of the latter number, 8 were between 60 and 70, 6 between 70 and 80 and 2 were over 80 years of age. The youngest child operated on was 5 months old, and this is the first instance in my experience where I have been obliged to operate on a child less than 1 year of age. The operation was for strangulated scrotal hernia on the right side. The left was operated on at
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