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June 8, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(23):1945. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220490037004d

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A simple and at the same time efficient means for irrigating the stomach can be made by bisecting the tube of an ordinary fountain syringe and inserting a glass T tube to which an ordinary stomach tube may be attached.

The stomach tube may be first introduced and then the attachment is made. While the left hand steadies the stomach tube the fingers of the right hand alternately compress at A and B.

By having the stomach tube and a glass T the ordinary household fountain syringe may be made available in less than a minute in emergency cases.

The whole apparatus may be sterilized and wrapped in paper so as to be carried in the coat pocket.

Recovery After Carbolic Acid Poisoning.—The Gaz. méd. Beige, xix, 208, relates that d'Hotel was able to save two patients who had taken carbolic acid by prolonged rinsing out of the stomach, although

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