The cases which follow illustrate very well how closely conditions of the muscular layers of the abdominal wall, accompanied by symptoms most commonly referable to processes inside the abdomen, may be mistaken for the last named conditions.
—S. S., aged 18, was admitted to the New York Hospital, Dr. Bolton's service, July 21, 1903, complaining of pain on the right side of the abdomen.
—Family history negative; past history negative; appetite good; bowels always regular.
—One evening, eight days before admission, the patient ate a large quantity of peanuts, cakes, candy and other Coney Island delicacies. The next morning he awoke with pain in his abdomen. At first the pain was diffuse, but later became localized on the lower right side of the abdomen. It was cramp-like in character, the cramps coming in paroxysms. The pain then disappeared for about three days, and