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Bull and Coley,1 in a report of 1,500 cases of hernia, give only two cases of this type, and a later report by the same observers of 2,032 operations for hernia notes only six cases of epigastric hernia. John Phil¬ lips2 reported only forty-two out of 7,500, a percentage of 0.56. Quain,3 on the other hand, gives the per¬ centage of 5 per cent. Quain divides epigastric hernia anatomically into two classes: First, simple fat tumors or properitoneal lipomas, which protrude through a cleft in thedoi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570310048017 fatcat:tdnsk4ip6nf6nduzr5koat6j7y