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April 1949

Die viscerographische Methode: Menschliche normale und pathologische Physiologie und Pharmakodynamie der Motilität des Oesophagus, des Magens, des Darmes und der Blase.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;83(4):470-471. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00220330110012

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This is a compilation of work published during the last ten years by the author and his collaborators. It consists of physiologic and pharmacologic experiments in normal and in diseased men. In these experiments from one to three recording balloons were passed into the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon or bladder. Danielopolu believes that this type of work is of great value to the clinician, but in a rather verbose discussion of the experiment he does not present much to support the statement. He feels that his experiments are of great value also in showing how different the pharmacologic reactions of the digestive tracts are in man and in laboratory animals. Actually the kymographic records show that drugs act much the same in animals and in man. The striking fact that the clinician should note is that most of the actions of drugs were fleeting. The physician when he gives

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