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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 1, 2000

RECEPTIVE QUIESCENCE OF THE STOMACH DURING MASTICATION.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 2000;284(17):2160. doi:10.1001/jama.284.17.2160

GASTRONOMIC PHENOMENON NOT PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED.

EVAN O'NEIL KANE, M.D.

KANE, PA.

The muscular coat of the stomach is inactive during mastication. This appeared clearly demonstrated as a physiological fact in a patient on whom I recently performed a gastrostomy. The patient was gradually starving from stricture of the esophagus due to a cancer at the cardiac orifice of the stomach. I operated in order to introduce food directly.

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