1913 Journal of the American Medical Association  
cause distress and distention. Such patients do not endure cold drinks well. Hot alkaline aqueous solutions and hot liquid food are best tolerated to begin with. A rise of temperature, pain, distention and a blocking of the drainage-canals follow in too early and forced feeding. Pus is forced into other abdominal recesses with enlarged patches of peritonitis and adhesions. The position of the patient should also be considered if there has been a considerable amount of pelvic workdone not
more » ... workdone not requiring drainage, and especially if there is a prolapsed stomach elevating the foot of the bed will assist restoration of position and function of the stomach and intestines, often avoiding the possibility of adhesions within tbe pelvis. Hepatic and splenic kinks of the colon may be overcome at times by this procedure. Many cases should be observed for weeks and months
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