Answer to Q #25 – Where did ETS go for a hernia surgery in 1883?

Since 1876, Seton suffered from a hernia injury. In 1883, he learned that there was a physician in Chicago performing hernia operations.  He signed a release form stating that he understood the procedure was experimental and that there was great risk of him dying. Additionally, he agreed to allow medical students observe the procedure in a classroom setting. All went well, and he returned to Manitoba with new physical strength and confidence.