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February 21, 1931

Die viscerographische Methode: Menschliche normale und pathologische Physiologie und Pharmakodynamie der Motilität des Oesophagus, des Magens, des Darmes und der Blase.

JAMA. 1931;96(8):637. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720340067039

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Abstract

This is a compilation of work published during the last ten years by the author and his collaborators. It consists of physiologic and pharmacologic experiments on normal and diseased men. In these experiments, from one to three recording balloons were passed into the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon or bladder. Danielopolu believes that this type of work is of great value to the clinician, but in the rather verbose discussion of the experiments he does not present much to support the statement. He feels that his experiments are of great value also in showing how different the pharmacologic reactions of the digestive tract are in man and in laboratory animals. Actually, the kymographic records show that drugs act much the same in animals and in man. The striking fact which the clinician should note is that most of the actions of drugs were fleeting. The physician, when he gives a

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