THE RESULTS OBTAINED.
These results indicate that the human intestine may contain spore-forming bacteria capable of splitting olive oil to a very large extent. In the case of the human material employed for inoculation, it is reasonable to suppose that the spore-forming putrefactive bacteria were responsible for the high degree of fat-splitting observed. This fact is the more noteworthy, as previous observers have found that the human feces in twenty-four hours split the fat from butter or milk to a considerably less extent (8 to 12 per cent. in experiments by Fr. Müller). It has been supposed by some writers that the high degree of fat-splitting observed in the human intestine, despite the exclusion of the pancreatic juice and the bile, may be in part referable to a vicarious secretion of pancreatic enzymes into the small intestine.In view of the results above reported, this explanation appears to me quite
HERTER CA. THE INFLUENCE OF FOOD AND OF EPITHELIAL ATROPHY ON THE MANIFESTATIONS OF SACCHARO-BUTYRIC INTESTINAL PUTREFACTION.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(25):2077-2082. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320250029001e