A girl fifteen years of age came under treatment for an abdominal tumour. For three years she had suffered from severe pain and vomiting after food. The tumour, which occupied the epigastrium and left hypochondrium, felt like a large kidney with the hilus upwards and to the right. It was hard, freely movable, dull on percussion, and somewhat tender. An exploratory operation proved that it was contained in the stomach, and when the organ was incised a large mass of hair was found and removed. After the patient had recovered it was ascertained that for at least four years she had been accustomed to swallow hair in order to improve her voice.-Schonborn.