Letters, Oct. 5, 1931

Pain-on-the-Right

Sirs:

In your article on appendicitis in the Sept. 14 issue of TIME you state "appendicitis should be suspected if a person . . . has a sharp pain . . . a few inches to the right of and a little below the navel."

The medical profession is trying to eradicate the idea that this is an early symptom of appendicitis. If you will refer to any recent authority on the subject you will find that the pain of appendicitis starts in the epigastrium, which is in the midline and above the navel....

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