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August 27, 1910

Entero-Colite: Estomac et Systeme Nerveun.

JAMA. 1910;55(9):797. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330090071034

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The author sustains the proposition that the condition commonly known as membranous colitis or colitis mucosa is closely connected with nervous dyspepsia and with enteroptosis. He regards the intestinal condition as directly dependent on the failure of the stomach to perform its functions, and therefore directs his therapeutic measures to the cure of the fundamental affection. He attributes the influence of the in producing the pathologic condition of the intestine the irritation of the solar plexus which is set up by abnormal gastric conditions, is transmitted to the intestinal plexus, and thus causes the intestinal symptoms. The chapter therapeutics includes a consideration of the dietetic and physical measures suitable to the cure of the dyspepsia as well as to the medicinal treatment. The importance of psychotherapy is recognized. The treatment appears to be in accordthese with the methods usually followed in the treatment of these affections. The emphasis which the author

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