support must be applied at the point of rupture.
Comfortable mechanical support that can be depended upon to hold the bowels always in place.
Just as a broken bone must be held in place, while healing, by a bandage or plaster cast.
Dr. Birkett, of the famous Guy Hospital of London, and one of the world's most eminent medical and surgical authorities, says this:
[Sidenote: What Dr. Birkett Says]
"The expediency of judiciously pursuing the mechanical treatment of every variety of hernia (rupture) cannot be too strongly urged upon the laity by the profession. In both sexes it should be carefully conducted the moment that the slightest protrusion shows itself; whether the hernia occurs in infancy, youth, middle age or at later periods of life, if properly watched and judiciously supported, it usually gives but little trouble; in many cases it is even cured. But on the contrary, if it be neglected, increase in bulk and, sooner or later, diseased states of the ruptu