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April 17, 1909

AN APPARATUS TO KEEP ENTEROCLYSIS SOLUTIONS HOT

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Obstetrician to Montefiore Hospital PITTSBURG, PA.

JAMA. 1909;LII(16):1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420420031003c

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Abstract

This illustration shows an apparatus devised to keep at a proper temperature the solution for enteroclysis given by the Murphy drop method. This is difficult to accomplish by the usual method.

The apparatus consists of a glass irrigator encased in a jacket or nest made of copper for the outer wall and tin for the inner wall, having a space of half an inch between the outer and inner walls. An opening at the top fitted with an air-tight lid permits the filling of the jacket with hot water, and a stop-cock at the base permits its removal when cold. The jacket is supplied with a handle for its support.

The irrigator protrudes about an inch at the base of the jacket, where the connection can be made. The apparatus is covered with a sterile towel when ready to be used.

Tests at the Montefiore Hospital of Pittsburg, Pa., showed

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