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January 23, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(4):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720300002011a

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Every one knows how perishable stomach tubes are under ordinary conditions of usage in hospital and dispensary, if not in private, practice. They are often kept in basins and curled to save space. As a result, the tubes soon tend to assume the shape of the containing vessel, break and have to be discarded. The same condition applies to duodenal and intestinal tubes.

The rack here described provides a convenient method for the storage of stomach and duodenal tubes. It consists essentially of one or more rows of dowel-pins projecting down from a board. This board should be at least 5 feet from the ground, so as to allow room for the longest tubes to hang free. The dowels, which are tapered at their free ends, vary in diameter from three-eighth to one-eighth inch, depending on the size of the rubber tubing to be suspended from them, and are about

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