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November 29, 1930

Les vomissements chez le nourrisson: Sténoses pyloriques et duodénales.

JAMA. 1930;95(22):1693-1694. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720220063032

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The authors have presented in this brief monograph a clinical bedside description of the most common types of vomiting in the infant, including a discussion of the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment. They observe that vomiting may be either a casual episode or a persistent phenomenon demanding attention. The authors find that in the normal infant the stomach is empty three hours after feeding. Also the motor activity of the stomach varies with the type of milk ingested. Cow's milk passes through more rapidly than human milk. Radioscopic examination of the normal infant's stomach indicates an easy and rapid passage of the contents into the small intestine. The occasional episodic vomiting in an infant may be due to alimentary disturbances induced by underfeeding or overfeeding, irregular hours of feeding, vitamin deficiency, puerperal infection or breast abscess in the mother, dyspepsias, gastro-enteritis, or infectious diseases. Meningitis, encephalitis, whooping cough, tracheobronchial adenopathy, severe

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