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February 27, 1909


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JAMA. 1909;LII(9):701. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420350027002e

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The object of this pail is to strain out from washwater returning from the stomach, substances which would be of clinical value in the diagnosis and therapeutics of gastric disorders.

The apparatus is simple, consisting merely of an ordinary enameled ware ten-liter pail, into which is fitted a straining-can which is made to set snugly into the upper part of the inside of the pail. The can is made of sheet brass, and above are four hooks to keep it in place. The floor of it consists of a brass wire mesh of sixty wires to the inch. This screen stretches across the pail at about one-third the distance down from the rim, and is of strong texture so that it will stand handling and wear without breakage. At the end of the washing, the straining sieve is taken out for examination, the clear water being left below in the

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