“A hernial sound rises from each page, as if the author were hoisting a world of scholarship onto his shoulders, and to his credit, that labor produces a stream of insights.”
“During one particularly intense session of meditation, the patient had a vivid recollection of being three years old, and suffering a severe double hernial rupture, caused by a weakening of the muscles in the pelvic region.”
“The peculiarity of this hernia, as distinguished from the congenital form, is owing to the scrotum containing two sacs, -- the tunica vaginalis and the proper sac of the hernia; whereas, in the congenital variety, the tunica vaginalis itself becomes the hernial sac by a direct reception of the naked intestine.”
“The epigastric artery passing between the two hernial sacs”
“The hernial sac, invested by h, the elongation of the fascia transversalis, or funnel-shaped sheath.”
“The transversalis fascia investing the upper part of the hernial sac;”
“The change is merely caused by the weight and gravitation of the hernial mass, which bends the epigastric artery, 9*, from its first position on the inner margin of the internal ring, 1, till it assumes the place 9.”
“The neck or inlet of the hernial sac, H, Fig. 2, Plate 43, exactly represents the natural form of the crural ring, as formed in the fibrous membrane external to, or (as seen in this view) beneath the peritonaeum.”
“This covering of the cord lies beneath the spermatic envelope formed by, a b, the superficial fascia; and when a hernial protrusion descends through the cord, both these investing membranes form the two outermost envelopes for the intestine in its new and abnormal situation.”
“When a hernial tumour protrudes at the situation K, it is invested, in the same manner as the cord, by the spermatic fascia, and holds in respect to the fibrous bands or pillars the same relations also as this part.”
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