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To the Editor:—
This is not new. I used it during my surgical residency at the Pondville Cancer Hospital in Walpole, Mass, in 1958. One patient was fed with the tube for six months without detrimental effect. The tube is illustrated in brief within "Is the Oral Cavity Neglected?" (J Maine Med Assoc52:361, 1961).
Whitney BV. Long-Term Nasogastric Feeding Tube. JAMA. 1969;210(3):557. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160290109036