Posted By:decmay
Subject:Re: What would "ruptured" mean? On a WWI registration card?
Post Date:September 15, 2011 at 21:00:41
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For WWI and it's placement in response to disability question the term "ruptured" refereed to having a hernia.

From a "the Free Dictionary"...
"3. Pathology
a. A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
b. A tear in an organ or a tissue: rupture of an appendix; ligament rupture."