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November 12, 1927

Physical Therapy

JAMA. 1927;89(20):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690200045014

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Abstract

KLAIBER SUBAQUEOUS INTESTINAL BATH APPARATUS NOT ACCEPTABLE 

Report of the Council on Physical Therapy  The following report has been approved by the Council on Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association.H. J. Holmquest, Secretary.The Klaiber Subaqueous Intestinal Bath Apparatus, submitted by The Suba Intestinal Bath Apparatus Corporation, New York, is stated to be a device for irrigating the colon while the patient is immersed in water with the aim thereby of increasing abdominal pressure to compensate in part for the increased pressure within the colon. The apparatus is apparently carefully made for specific purposes and the principle of operation is novel and suggests therapeutic advantages. The results alleged to be achieved seem to be referable, at best, to an improved form of colonie irrigation. It appears doubtful whether this method could accomplish so much more than existing measures of the same general nature as to justify the claims

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