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July 31, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(5):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680050055033

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To the Editor:  —An experience that I have had with the use of lipiodol should be reported, to prevent a repetition. As this oily radiopaque substance had been employed successfully in the roentgen-ray investigation of various parts of the body, such as the lungs and the spinal cord, it occurred to me that it might prove to be ideal in a radiographic study of the anatomy and physiology of the gastric rugae along the lines of Forsell of Sweden. Because of the oily nature of the substance, I believed that on reaching the cardiac portion of the stomach, after being swallowed, it would gradually spread toward the pyloric ring and coat the mucosa in a manner to permit of a careful study of the gastric rugae over a prolonged period of time. I gave my patient three level teaspoonfuls of the lipiodol, and the manner in which the substance behaved

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