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May 22, 1926

A NEW TIP FOR GASTRODUODENAL TUBES

JAMA. 1926;86(21):1615-1616. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720470004006e

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Abstract

I delayed the announcement of my new tip for gastroduodenal tubes in order first to convince myself that it possessed decided advantages on the tips already in use. I am now in a position to state that I have used the tip on a number of my private patients and also on patients in the dispensary of Mount Sinai Hospital, and find that it takes from one third to one half less time to enter the duodenum, as compared with other tips used on the same patients.

The tip, shown in the accompanying illustrations, is 27 French in diameter, 10/8 inches in length, of capsule shape, with an obtuse point, and has three divisions: (a) the top, made of nickel, through which a large opening is bored, which serves as an outlet for the drainage chamber to the tube which is attached to the neck of the capsule; (b) the

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