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February 1, 1965

Better Baby Burping

JAMA. 1965;191(5):421. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080050067034

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To the Editor:—  Interesting... but not true. Air is a gassssss. It is therefore the most compressible of all substances. It is not "puffing up" and "swelling out" of intestine that causes pain. But a cramp in intestinal musculature ahead of gas (and solid fluid), severe enough to impede even gas, will cause pain.Didja ever worry over the case of an intestine containing no gas?

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