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1. A patient presents with a bulge in the groin, which his physician diagnoses as an inguinal hernia. To determine whether it is an indirect or direct inguinal hernia, the physician applies pressure over the deep inguinal ring while palpating over the superficial inguinal ring. The patient is then asked to cough. The physician notes that the hernia does not push out of the abdomen and concludes that it is an indirect inguinal hernia. Where did the physician apply pressure?