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October 6, 1945

INTRAVENOUS NUTRITION FOR EIGHT WEEKS; PARTIAL ENTERECTOMY, RECOVERY

JAMA. 1945;129(6):441-442. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.92860400001008
Abstract

The use of casein digests for intravenous nutrition has received some recognition. Such nutritional support for relatively brief periods often conveys the impression of affording salutary effects, but these impressions are essentially uncontrolled observations. Our purpose in this communication is to record an instance of intravenous nutrition carried out for forty-six days, the patient receiving no food by mouth and at the end of this period being subjected to a major abdominal operation (partial enterectomy), with recovery and continued intravenous nutrition for nine more days. The total period of nutritional support entirely by vein was fifty-five days before food was permitted by mouth.

REPORT OF CASE  C. E., a man aged 50, admitted Feb. 2, 1945, presented hypertension of 204/130 and a palpable mass in the

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