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Article
January 1908

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE ACTION OF OIL ON GASTRIC ACIDITY AND MOTILITY.

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.; SONYEA, N. Y.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1908;I(I):61-101. doi:10.1001/archinte.1908.00050010068004
Abstract

This investigation was commenced with the idea of perfecting a method of experimentation on the human stomach which has been employed more or less systematically in the medical clinic of the University Hospital for a number of years. Much of the knowledge concerning the action of the various drugs and remedies administered in the treatment of stomach disorders has been deduced from the results of purely empirical procedures. In recent years, however, quite a number of scientific experiments have been conducted, particularly in Europe, which furnish the profession much useful information concerning food reactions in the stomach. Some of the methods employed to solve certain problems regarding digestion are fairly accurate, while others are subject to more or less criticism; consequently the chief aim of this study has been to overcome these defects in so far as possible. Notwithstanding the difficulties of this task, it seemed

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