August 25, 1956


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Editor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 104 Dalton Rd. Paoli, Pa.

JAMA. 1956;161(17):1700. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970170096021

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To the Editor:—  The idea expressed by the authors in the article entitled "Food Pump: New Approach to Tube Feeding," by Barron, Prendergast, and Jocz, which appeared in The Journal, June 16, 1956, page 621, is not new. The authors have overlooked a previous contribution on the same subject, entitled "Continuous Forced Feeding Pump, a New Approach to Nutritional Therapy" by C. C. Snyder, then of Galveston, Texas, now of Miami, Fla., published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (8:73, 1951). As far as can be determined, these two pumps operate on about the same principle.

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