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The excellent results obtained in the treatment of peritonitis by proctoclysis, and the number of cases demanding nutrient enemas, have resulted in the devising of various forms of more or less elaborate apparatus for introducing fluids slowly and continuously into the rectum at a constant temperature. For hospital work or when refined instruments can be used any of these give admirable results. But in certain cases occurring outside of hospitals a simple and readily improvised method is sometimes of value.
In a cancerous condition of the stomach demanding rectal feeding, and in a
HILL EC. A SIMPLE METHOD OF RECTAL FEEDING OR PROCTOCLYSIS. JAMA. 1910;55(26):2233–2234. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330260041017