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January 11, 1902

THE INFLUENCE OF SOME OF THE COMMONER DRUGS UPON THE GASTRIC FUNCTIONS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(2):73-76. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480020003001a
Abstract

The following observations were made in my laboratory on five persons employed in an office building in Philadelphia during February. March and April, 1901. None of them complained of their stomachs. They were not invalids or under medical treatment, though some of them realized that they were not in robust health.

In every case the stomach contents were extracted by a Kuttner rubber bulb, one hour after an Ewald test breakfast, with one exception, when the time was fifty minutes. The contents were filtered before being examined. No attempt was made to empty the stomach completely, since to do this adds needlessly to the discomfort of the procedure and does not add any important reliable information. The motor power of the stomach can be measured much more accurately and conveniently by other means.

All the persons thus experimented upon had been eating ordinary diet, and were directed to continue with

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