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October 20, 1969

Long-Term Nasogastric Feeding Tube

Author Affiliations

Mountain View, Calif

JAMA. 1969;210(3):557. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160290109036

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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).