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CASE I. M. W., aged 40, was admitted on April 25th, under Mr. Pollock. This patient stated that she ruptured herself for the first time three or four years ago, whilst attempting to raise a heavy weight. She never wore a truss till last December, when she came into this Hospital for symptoms of strangulated hernia; but then, by means of the taxis and a hot bath, the gut was returned, and she was sent out with a truss applied. Three days before admission, whilst in bed, and the truss being off,doi:10.1136/bmj.s4-1.147.845 fatcat:jd2ykvno55agtgira4m6lrzzza