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September 9, 1905

THE PATHOLOGIC EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON RABBITS.AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY.

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE.

From the Pathological Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(11):780-784. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510110036001f
Abstract

VARIETY OF ALCOHOL USED AND METHOD OF FEEDING THE ANIMALS.  One hundred and twenty rabbits were utilized in the experiments with alcohol. Most of these animals were fed on absolute alcohol diluted; some on an inferior form of whisky known as "Calumet," 70, proof 33.6 per cent. In order to be certain of the exact dosage, the alcohol and whisky were introduced into the stomach through a catheter. The catheter is easily introduced into the stomach of a rabbit; the animal is placed flat on its back and strapped to an animal board; the ears are then firmly grasped, the mouth opened by means of a large forceps and the tube forced into the stomach. By means of a funnel attached to the end of the catheter, the liquid quickly enters the stomach; with practice the introduction of the tube becomes a matter of great ease and one need not

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