Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion

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Maclachlan & Stewart, 1838 - Digestive System - 319 pages
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this book is really an good example to the live study of the gastric juices. this is a great book ...

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Great book. Written almost 200 years ago. Ii was looking for this for a long time. Experimental proof, modern food combining are based on this experiments. I have read Wiliam Hay about food combining and Hay diet. But after reading this book I am sure they are both right and Hay must have read this book. The results there are based on experiments. This is the first time of comprehensive study of the digestion with looking inside the stomach while the food is digested. Also advises how to eat properly, digestion times of foods, mixing food. This book is a great source of those who intent to deeply understand the digestion system, doctors, nutritionists, researchers, scientist. Provide a great source of information that is not easy to get to. 

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Page 99 - The bolus, as it enters the cardia, turns to the left, passes the aperture,* descends into the splenic extremity, and follows the great curvature towards the pyloric end. It then returns, in the course of the smaller curvature, makes its appearance again at the aperture in its descent into the great curvature, to perform similar revolutions. These revolutions are completed in from one to three minutes.
Page 53 - ... which, if noticed and properly attended to, would prove the most salutary monitor of health, and effectual preventive of disease. It is not the sense of satiety, for this is beyond the point of healthful indulgence, and is Nature's earliest indication of an abuse and overburden of her powers to replenish the system. It occurs immediately previous to this, and may be known by the pleasurable sensation of perfect satisfaction, ease, and quiescence of body and mind.
Page 91 - unadorned, is adorned the most,' and, in prosecuting these experiments and inquiries, I believe I have been guided by its light.
Page 248 - THE FREE USE OF ARDENT SPIRITS, WINE, BEER, OR ANY INTOXICATING LIQUOR, WHEN CONTINUED FOR SOME DAYS, HAS INVARIABLY PRODUCED THESE MORBID CHANGES.
Page 29 - is nearly as necessary to the articles of diet as the nutrient principle. They should be so managed, that one will be in proportion to the other. Too highly nutritive diet is probably as fatal to the prolongation of life and health as that which contains an insufficient quantity of nourishment.
Page 79 - When a due and moderate supply of food has been received it is probable that the whole quantity of gastric juice for its complete solution is secreted and mixed with it in a short time.
Page 249 - Extensive active or chronic disease may exist in the membranous tissues of the stomach and bowels, more frequently than has been generally believed; and it is possible that there are good grounds for the opinion advanced by a celebrated teacher of medicine, that most febrile complaints are the effects of gastric and enteric inflammations. In the case of the subject of these experiments, inflammation certainly does exist to a considerable extent, even in an apparent state of health — greater than...
Page 93 - On applying the tongue to the mucous coat of the stomach, in its empty, unirritated state, no acid taste can be perceived. When food, or other irritants have been applied to the villous membrane, and the gastric papillte excited, the acid taste is immediately perceptible.
Page 246 - The gastric fluids extracted this morning were mixed with a large proportion of thick ropy mucus, and considerable mucopurulent matter, slightly tinged with blood, resembling the discharge from the bowels in some cases of chronic dysentery.
Page 298 - ... 45. That the motions of the stomach produce a constant churning of its contents, and admixture of food and gastric juice. 46. That these motions are in two directions ; transversely and longitudinally. 47. That the expulsion of the chyme is assisted by a transverse band, etc. 48. That chyle is formed in the duodenum and small intestines, by the action of bile and pancreatic juice, on the chyme.

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