JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
GASTRONOMIC PHENOMENON NOT PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED.
EVAN O'NEIL KANE, M.D.
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.
RECEPTIVE QUIESCENCE OF THE STOMACH DURING MASTICATION.. JAMA. 2000;284(17):2160. doi:10.1001/jama.284.17.2160