This is more common to children than to adults, and is frequently a sequel to protracted diarrhoea, the falling caused by the debility occasioned thereby. It is also associated with disease of the digestive organs, and is peculiar to persons of feeble habit, or of a scrofulous or tuberculous diathesis. It causes pain in the lumbar region, constipation, sometimes diarrhoea, cardiac irritation, and general prostration.

TREATMENT. -- The bowels should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent inflammation, that would naturally follow. The bowel can be replaced with the finger, well greased with sweet oil, gently pressing the tumor within the fundament. Cold water should be applied to the parts, and a decoction of white oak bark should be injected. A T-bandage should be applied to restrain the bowel from protrusion.