Spontaneous rupture of the spleen in an apparently healthy man is a very rare event. Susman1 reported a case in July, 1927, and collected six other cases from the literature, In some of these instances the patient was not perfectly healthy. Rhame2 reported a case in 1928. Another case has recently been detailed by T. Vinogradoff.3 Therefore the case presented here is of sufficient rarity to be reported.
REPORT OF CASE
C. T. P., a seed salesman, aged 44, had always been fairly healthy. The family history was negative. He had had at times a chronic cough due to the dust involved in his business, and although he had always been thin, no sign of tuberculosis had ever been found. For a few days before he was taken ill, he had had a slight cough and had been home one day, three days before operation, with a