Every teacher of surgical anatomy and operative surgery will no doubt agree with me when I say that it is exceedingly difficult for students and even for practitioners to comprehend the subject of inguinal hernia.
With a view of simplifying this subject, I have devised a model which is so constructed that it may be readily taken apart and transported.
For some years, Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews has employed a pillow covered with several layers of cloth of different colors to demonstrate his modification of the Bassini operation. The desirability of presenting the subject of hernia in a plain and easily comprehensible manner caused me to devise a frame on which the various layers of the abdominal wall would be represented by different colors of sweater cloth and muslin. The advantages of my model are that it can be utilized to show all the constituents of the abdominal wall, both from the anterior and posterior aspects. It permits the teacher to give the student a conception of the anatomy