T. GRIER MILLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. OSLER ABBOTT, M.D.
The small bowel, excepting the duodenum, has been less extensively and less satisfactorily studied than any other unit of the gastrointestinal system. Various explanations readily suggest themselves: its inaccessibility for direct investigation; the complexity and varied sources of its secretions; the difficulty of obtaining its contents, even in experimental animals, in a normal state of the organ; its elusiveness under the roentgen-ray; its relative immunity from disease. Our knowledge of its secretory and motor functions has rested almost entirely on animal experimentation, on chance observations at operation and on the study of the contents obtained after jejunostomies and ileostomies,
MILLER TG, ABBOTT WO. SMALL INTESTINAL INTUBATION: EXPERIENCES WITH A DOUBLE-LUMENED TUBE1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:85–92. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-85
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):85-92.
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