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A writer in the American Practitioner and News for August, 1900, calls attention to a cause of dilatation of the stomach in visceral ptosis by pressure on the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery, vein and nerve. He claims to have studied the subject for several years and the paper is illustrated with diagrams and sketches intended to make clear the mechanism. As he found no records in the literature showing that dilatation of the stomach may be caused in this way, he considers his observations as original. There is no occasion to doubt the author's claim that his observations are original in so far as they were made without previous knowledge of similar observations being recorded in medical literature, but his investigations into the literature must have been exceedingly superficial and limited. The subject is dealt with in an editorial abstract in The Journal xxxiii, p. 487, based on
DILATATION OF STOMACH DUE TO COMPRESSION OF DUODENO-JEJUNAL JUNCTION BY MESENTERIC ARTERY, VEIN AND NERVE.. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(16):1032. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460420046007