During my recent term of service, I was called at 4 a. m., Oct. 1, 1918, to see J. L., aged 41, a laborer, who had just been brought into the hospital. He had a projecting tumor immediately over the region of the stomach covered only by clothing. On inquiry, I learned that he had been in a drunken brawl the night before, and on his way home had become involved in a fight with his companion, who stabbed him in the region of the stomach, and that he had fallen to the ground and had remained there until about 3 a. m., when he was found by passers-by who sent him to the hospital.
On examination this tumor proved to be the stomach protruding through the wound. It was nearly perfectly round, dark red, and measured about 10 inches in diameter and was strangulated. A photograph was taken at