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May 10, 1902

THE WORK OF THE DIGESTIVE GLANDS (PAWLOW) AND ESTIMATION OF PEPSIN DIGESTION BY MODERN INSTRUMENTS OF PRECISION.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(19):1210-1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480190016001d
Abstract

One of the most noteworthy contributions in the line of investigations of the digestive process is without doubt Pawlow's recent book, "The Work of the Digestive Glands." It is originally written in Russian and translated into German by Dr. Walter, "Die Arbeit der Verdauungsdrüsen."

An English translation has not yet appeared; it may not, therefore, be out of place to mention briefly some of Pawlow's main achievements. He resorted to an original method of research by forming a sack from part of a dog's stomach, fastening it outside the abdomen and taking care to keep the innervation perfectly intact. Processes going on in the stomach could be observed in the sack without being interfered with by the presence of food. He found that there exists a perfect relation between the amount of food taken and the quantity of gastric juice secreted; the more food, the more juice.

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