July 28, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):273. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210040029003c

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The apparatus shown by cut consists of (1) an Ewald stomach tube proper, 30 inches long, marked at 22 inches from its distal end with a white band; (2) an adjustable saliva shield, to prevent saliva from flowing down tube; (3) a glass connector, and (4) a 30-inch connecting tube, to which is attached a strong valveless bulb of 3 ounces or 90 c.c. capacity.

Some of the advantages of the apparatus are as follows: (1) Aspiration or expression of gastric contents; (2) lavage or douching of stomach, and (3) inflation of the stomach may be done without making a connection or disconnection of apparatus and without the use of a stop-cock or shut-off. The efficient bulb enables one to evacuate the stomach contents quickly and thoroughly as is required in poisoning. The apparatus will be found most convenient for self lavage, requiring no assistant. By substituting a "Rosenheim" douching

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