Patent Model - Improvement in Hernial Trusses

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Nathaniel Jones (b.1817, d.1897), Patentee
Production date
Sep 15 1874
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Steel, wood, copper
5 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 2" (14.9 x 15.6 x 5.1cm)
Jones states in his patent document that, "In hernias it is usually preferable to employ a pad that is small enough to press into the cavity of the rupture; but a pad of this character does not take a proper bearing upon the flesh surrounding the hernial cavity. I make the pad with a presser to enter the cavity and an enlarged base to bear against the fleshy portion of the body adjacent to the cavity, for the double purpose of supporting the hernia and preventing the pressure being too great upon the skin, the bearing being also taken upon the portion around the hernial cavity." (Patent Number 155,030)
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