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Edward J. Brown, M.D.
JAMA. 1923;81(1):25-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510010001010a.
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The great comfort I have experienced leads me to describe this support in the interest of the thousands of sufferers from hernia, relaxed sacro-iliac and visceral proptosis.

I have worn hernial supports for thirty or more years with varying discomfort. About fifteen years ago, an orthopedic friend advised me to lie on a hard board for an attack of sacro-iliac lameness. After two hours I rebelled, went to my harness maker, and ordered a heavy surcingle of webbing 4 inches wide and three-sixteenth inch thick, fitted with straps and buckles one-half inch from the upper and lower edges. This was buckled tightly about my hips, and I then went about my business. For comfort and cleanliness I wore a double thickness of canton flannel underneath. This is 2 yards in length, which allows several thicknesses to be folded in front over the hernia, affording an extra protection from the pressure


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