The writer does not propose to review the anatomy of hernia, or enter into its etiology or pathology, neither does he propose to discuss or report cases of the more common forms of hernia, with which medical literature on this subject is already overburdened.
It has always seemed strange to me that our textbooks, old and new, should refer to hernia of the diaphragm with such mathematic precision, and at the same time ignore the presence or attempt a description in the most meager manner, of gastric hernia. Certainly it is not because the authors have not seen it, or that it does not exist, or that it is not more common than hernia of the diaphragm. One thing is certain, it is much more amenable to surgical interference with more successful results than the former. In the writer's opinion, it is much more deserving of a place
REED RH. SOME OF THE RARE FORMS OF HERNIA AND THEIR RADICAL TREATMENT. JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(14):814–820. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450660004001a
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