I have previously reported 30 consecutive cases of indigestion which I treated in private practice, and in which complete gastric analyses were made.1 I now supplement that report by adding to the list 31 new cases, thus making a total of 61 cases reported to this date.
In my treatment of stomach disorders I have to a large degree followed the methods outlined by Ewald, as follows: 1, To secure a complete accurate history of each patient; 2, to determine the percentage of free hydrochloric acid; 3, to determine the percentage of total acids; 4, to determine the motor power of stomach; 5, to determine the absorptive power of stomach; 6, to determine the digestive power of gastric juice on albumin (meats); 7, to determine the digestive power of gastric juice on starch (breads); 8, to determine the presence or absence of the milk-curdling ferment (rennin); 9, to determine
WOLDERT A. RESUME OF THE COMPLETE GASTRIC ANALYSES IN SIXTY-ONE CONSECUTIVE CASES OF INDIGESTION.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(3):218–221. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220290034001h