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June 12, 1909

PROCTOCLYSIS: A SIMPLE METHOD OF ADMINISTERING THE MURPHY TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

STOUGHTON, WIS.

JAMA. 1909;LII(24):1927. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420500029003a

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Abstract

While there are many devices and arrangements for administering the "Murphy treatment"—proctoclysis— most of them are either costly, clumsy or both. The method I have adopted, and which the accompanying illustration makes self-explanatory, has proved satisfactory. It has the added virtue of being easily carried out with material at hand in any hospital.

The parts consist of a fountain syringe or irrigator (A), a stopcock (B), a Y-shaped glass tube (C). From the latter a long rubber tube, ending in a hard rubber or glass tip, extends downward and another piece of tubing extends upward, ending in a U-shaped glass tube (D), the open end of which projects into the irrigator. I have found an 8-candle-power incandescent electric drop light (E) all that is necessary to maintain the temperature of the saline solution.

The stopcock is set so as to permit a flow of from 50 to 80 drops a

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