STEWART WOLF, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RANWEL CAPUTTO, M.D.; VIRGINIA RICHMOND, M.S.; LOIS RUSSELL, B.S.
The present communication is a very preliminary report, essentially a statement of progress on an attempt to sort out the biologically important ingredients of the gastric juice.
The importance of the stomach in the bodily economy was recognized in the early eighteenth century when the wealthy and indefatigable French scientist de Réaumur made his birds swallow tiny perforated metal containers in which he had placed particles of food.1 Later he pulled up the containers and found that the food had been dissolved out of them. A few years later the brilliant Italian investigator, Abbé Spallanzani, first demonstrated that the solvent
WOLF S, CAPUTTO R, RICHMOND V, RUSSELL L. THE FRACTIONATION OF IMPORTANT CONSTITUENTS OF GASTRIC JUICE OTHER THAN HYDROCHLORIC ACID12. Ann Intern Med. ;45:825–830. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-5-825
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(5):825-830.
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