Strangulated, Shaken and Inverted, for medical reasons

For details of this study (“Cases of Strangulated Hernia, Treated by Inflation of the Bowels, and by Shaking the Patient Whilst in an Inverted Position,” R Griffin, British Medical Journal, 1864), see Alice Dreger’s blog.


  • Erwin Kompanje

    This(shaking the patient head down) is also described as a good and very effective treatment for prolaps of the rectum