This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... The Non-Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Stasis and Constipation I. The Importance Of Intestinal Stasis. Ochsner,2 of Chicago, calls attention to the fact that "every author of note, from Hippocrates to the present day, who has written a treatise on medicine, has insisted on the importance of preventing an abnormal accumulation of excrement in the large intestine, both as a prophylactic against future, and as a cure for existing, disease." Lane,3 of London, says: "Chronic intestinal stasis, which I believe to be the prime factor in the production of very many diseased conditions, is of enormous importance, and we cannot spend too much time or thought in unravelling the many problems which it presents." 1 Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1916, Jan., p. 44. »British Medical Journal, 1912, May 4, p. 989. Rocket, of Portland, Oregon, says: "Careful clinical observation is convincing me, day by day, that the question of intestinal stasis and its consequent morbidity is one of the most important subjects before the medical profession at this time." Accordingly, it is well to ask, What is this important condition? n. Definition Of Intestinal Stasis. No better definition of intestinal stasis has been given than that of him who has done more than any other to call attention to the fact, cause, and pathology of stasis, and has demonstrated its treatment. "Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane, whose views, as Ochsner says,5 have been fully supported by no less famous a' scientist than MetchnikoflF," 6 says7: "By chronic intestinal stasis I mean 4 Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1918, Dec., p. 737. 6 Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1916, Jan., p. 44. The Nature of Man, Part III, Chap. X, Eng. trans., p. 248 et seq. The Prolongation of Life, Part II, Chap. Ill et al. ...
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