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July 30, 1898

THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE DUODENUM BY DIRECT METHODS.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(5):223-225. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450050021001d

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Abstract

The use of the gyromele in the diagnosis and treatment of intestinal diseases is now so well known by the profession that it would seem hardly necessary to describe the method, but as more work is being accomplished and new facts learned it is destined to add to our knowledge of the physiology and pathology of the gastro-intestinal tube. The gyromele as made for diagnosis, and treatment of the esophagus, stomach and intestines is modified for each part of the alimentary tube to which it is applicable, and also for the various kinds of uses in both diagnosis and treatment. The gyromele as is well known is composed of three essential parts. The cable with a spiral attached to one end and to the other end is attached an instrument for producing revolutions of the cable and spiral. To the end of the spiral is attached a sponge or bulb

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