A woman, forty-five years of age, was admitted into hospital for an abdominal tumour accompanied by pain and vomiting. The tumour resembled a large spleen, but as it was ascertained that the patient had eaten a quantity of a plant which superstition endowed with marvellous powers of healing, a diagnosis of phytobezoar was made, and a large mass of fibrous roots was successfully removed from the stomach by operation.-Schreiber and Eiselsberg.