This paper is limited to the region of the inguinal canal and enters into a description of such portions of the various structures as are directly included in this territory.
The observations are based on some fifty dissections. They have been compared with the descriptions in Toldt, Spalteholz, Morris, Gray, Deaver and Zukerkandel and found to be somewhat at variance with them. These textbooks were selected as representative of the anatomies usually referred to. A few monographs on the subject have been consulted with the same results. It would carry the paper to too great lengths to discuss these differences in connection with the findings here presented. This lack of uniformity of description has led to the publication of the present paper, in which are included such original drawings as are necessary to illustrate the text. The old nomenclature has been adhered to, although the terms often convey false ideas