On the Separation of the Sexes in Lunatic Asylums

1855 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
that the rupture had not before protruded beyond the internal ring, or very slightly so. This fact accounts for another point of contrast observed during the operation. In the old rupture, the seat of stricture (the neck of the sac) was low down, dragged, as it were, to the mouth of the inguinal canal, whilst in the recent hernia it was high up, out of sight, and reached with difficulty. In neither case could any untoward . symptom be referred to the opening of the sac and necessary exposure
more » ... cessary exposure and handling of many inches of intestine.-London Lancet.
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