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The electrode herein described, in addition to the essential features necessary in such an instrument, possesses the added advantages of being easily and quickly introduced into the stomach or esophagus, of being comfortably borne by the patient during the treatment, and is practical in its strength of construction rather than a toy.
The intragastric electrodes now in use may be divided into two classes: those which have a narrow conducting cable (the Einhorn, and Ewald's and Lockwood's modification of it), and those which depend on a thick stiff tubing (like a stomach tube) around the wires to give the cable firmness so that the end piece can be easily pushed into the stomach (Boas', Stockton's and others). The first class comprises the best instruments for practical use, for the latter only magnify such objectionable features as may be found in most of the first group. The matter of irrigation during
BASSLER A. A NEW INTRAGASTRIC ELECTRODE.. JAMA. 1908;L(18):1422–1423. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310440032004b