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The determination of the outlines of the stomach has always been and always will be a matter of great interest to the gastro-enterologist. It is not necessary to name and describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of outlining the size of the stomach, nor will space allow me to do this.
During the last two years I have tried a simple and accurate method which has given me great satisfaction. By its employment I have determined the size of the stomachs of about three hundred patients of all varieties. A considerable number of these patients were free dispensary patients of the Milwaukee Medical College and I take this opportunity to extend my thanks to Prof. W. H. Nielson for generously placing the gastro-contingency of the college clinic at my disposal.
The following is a short description of the method: The patient's stomach is washed out in the
BECKER W. A SIMPLE AND ACCURATE METHOD OF OUTLINING THE STOMACH. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(24):1578. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480240028003
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