Medicine: Diaphragmatic Hernia

Diaphragmatic hernia is a not uncommon rupture of the horizontal muscle which separates the heart and lungs from the stomach and intestines. Dr. Philemon Edwards Truesdale of Fall River, Mass. repairs diaphragmatic hernia with such skill that the American Medical Association gave him a gold medal for his operative technique. Last month the Press made a great sentimental to-do about one Alyce Jane McHenry, 10, of Omaha who, born with a ruptured diaphragm, was sped cross-country to Fall River and Dr. Truesdale's Hospital for an operation. Last week Dr. Truesdale, home from a leisurely Caribbean cruise, put Patient McHenry on the...

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