I intend to place on record my experience with a rather rare disease, a disease that has not been much written of and certainly is rarely seen. It is not my intention to discuss the subject of acute volvulus nor of acute intestinal obstruction, but the subject of chronic volvulus, chronic intestinal obstruction lasting over a considerable period of time, an obstruction partial, not complete, and an obstruction that may at any time become complete, and set up symptoms of acute intestinal obstruction.
I find a record in the British Medical Journal, of a case reported to the Manchester Pathological Society, by Dr. Ashby. He showed the pathologic specimens removed from the abdomen of a man, 19 years of age, who had been subject to attacks of vomiting for two or three weeks from the time of his birth. He had frequently vomited large quantities of fluid during a single