During the past few months two tubes have been devised which may be introduced by mouth and passed into the stomach and thence into the duodenum. The description of these tubes was published almost simultaneously by Gross1 and by Einhorn.2 Both instruments, however, were constructed for use on adults, and both seem to have accomplished their purposes, although they differ somewhat in principle. It seemed to me that it would be well worth while to devise a similar tube for infants, and accordingly I have endeavored to modify and, as I believe I can demonstrate, have succeeded in so modifying the Gross tube that it can readily be adopted for use in the field of pediatrics. I believe that this tube will be of practical use in the treatment of infants, and may serve also to give additional information in those unexplained cases of malnutrition with which we
HESS AF. A DUODENAL TUBE FOR INFANTS. Am J Dis Child. 1911;I(5):360–365. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1911.04100050041003
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