This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
La Grange, Ill., May 7, 1898.
To the Editor:
—Supplementary to the suggestion of a "Simple and Safe Method in Determining the Location of Intestinal Obstruction," by R. S. Reed of Wheeling, W. Va., I call the attention of the writer to the curious fact, pointed out by Nothnagel of Germany, that when a crystal of carbonate of soda is applied to the peritoneal surface of the intestines, it will invariably excite its contraction and which passes upward toward the stomach, antiperistaltic; never toward the rectum. But one opportunity to test this has been afforded me, which, however, corroborated the assertion of Dr. Nothnagel.
Schmidt FA. Location of Intestinal Obstruction. JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440720050016
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: