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VOL. 5.


No. 13,

The terms on which this paper is mities of the stomach were insent to subscribers, are published at the cluded in ligatures and divided. end of every number.

The peritoneum was then dissect

ed away from around the coronaFrom the Philadelphia Monthly Journal of ry artery of the organ, and also Medicine and Surgery.

from around the principal vein. VENOUS ABSORPTION.

All the peritoneal attachments A Report of some Experiments re- were then removed, so that the

cently performed at the Jefferson organ retained no other connexion Medical Hall, relative to Venous with the system than through the Absorption from the Cavity of the medium of one artery and one Stomach.

vein. By these the circulation DR. C. LUZENBURG, assistant in was observed still to be kept up. the department of Practical Ana- Such vessels as bled on being ditomy, had been engaged in per- vided were secured by ligatures. forming experiments, at the sug The prussiate of potash, in sogestion of Professor Rhees, for lution, was then, by a tube, carethe purpose of determining the fully conveyed into the stomach, influence of the nerves on the so as to suffer none to fall into the function of absorption generally. cavity of the abdomen. The in

For this reason, both extremi- cision was finally closed by suties of the stomach were included tures, and the animal was sufferin ligatures, together with the ed to live two and a half hours. nerves which the organ receives On its being killed at the end of from the eighth pair, and from this time, the following interesting the solar plexus. The prussiate phenomena were manifested :of potash was, under these cir On applying the tincture of the cumstances, abundantly absorbed muriate of iron to the blood of the and detected in various parts of vena portæ, it immediately asthe system.

sumed a strong blue color. On I then suggested to Dr. L. the applying it to slices of the liver, following experiments, for the remarkable blue patches were purpose of determining the com- instantly obvious. The same ocparative importance of the veins curred when it was applied to the and the lymphatics, in regard to heart. It was most striking, howethe function of absorption from ver, in the interior of the kidneys. the cavity of the stomach. When these organs were divided, The animals employed were and their surfaces touched with

The abdomen was opened, the tincture, they instantly beand the pyloric and cardiac extre- came intensely blue, as if cover

ed with a thick pigment. When then, this function should not have the external surface of the sto- been interrupted in the lymphamach was dashed with the tinc- tics, had it existed in them before ture, it exhibited very little of the experiment. the blue tint, a decided proof that The first series of experiments the solution of the prussiate had is similar to those performed by not transuded through the sto- Majendie, Gmelin and Tiedemach.

mann, and analogous to some perThe above experiment was formed in this city by Messrs. four times repeated. Three times Lawrence and Coates. They are it was done by Dr. Luzenburg, interesting, however, as confirmand once by Mr. Maillard, and al- ing, in the most satisfactory manways with the same remarkable ner, their results, which by some results.

are still doubted as being concluWith a view to determine the sive. The second is, I believe, comparative activity of the lym- unique, and in my mind, renders phatic absorbents, I then request- it quite certain that, whatever ed the above gentlemen to per- may be the office of the lymphaform the following

tics in the textures of the organ, The principal arteries first, absorption from the cavity of the and then the principal veins going stomach is exclusively effected to the stomach, were secured by. by the veins, and that it is very ligatures, so that the sanguineous copiously effected by them. Procirculation was feebly carried on bably the same is true with reby the small vessels remaining. gard to the intestinal canal.

The prussiate was then intro The experiments were witduced as before, and the animal nessed by several of my pupils, having been suffered to live the and will, I am confident, be amsame length of time, was killed. ply confirmed by all who are disThe most careful application of posed to repeat them. the test, however, could no where The inferences which are to detect the prussiate, except in be drawn from these facts are the strangulated veins of the sto- certainly not a little interesting, mach, where it was found in ob- in relation to the function of divious quantity, they being much gestion. If substances foreign to distended with blood. This ex- the animal tissues, and which canperiment was repeated both by not be assimilated, are thus abonDr. Luzenburg and Mr. Maillard dantly taken up and conveyed into and with results perfectly uni- the circulation, is it not absolute. form.

ly certain that all soluble or fluid It might be objected to the last alimentary substances are absorbexperiment, that the tying of all ed with even greater avidity ? A the principal bloodvessels of an very large proportion of our aliorgan should so impair its organic ment, perhaps a moiety, is either functions that no absorption could fluid or soluble in water, and be expected to take place; but when taken into the stomach, this objection is at once obviated needs not to be acted on by the by the fact, that the substance gastric juice, or any other agent, had entered the veins and passed to qualify it for venous absorption. as far as the ligatures; certainly,

We very well know that the

fluid parts of meat are highly waste. On this cattle will fatcharged with sapid and nutrient ten, if they are furnished with cut principles. These are expressed straw for producing the usual disby mastication in great quantity ; tension of the stomach, and which and if the prussiate of potash be yields no nutriment. absorbed by the veins of the sto Now, is it to be supposed that mach, certainly we may be as- this decoction of hay is acted on sured that they are drunk up by by a gastric juice, converted into the same organs. This is the chyle, and then absorbed by the more credible, when we recol- lacteals? Indeed we are assured lect that the sensation of renewed by direct experiment that these vigor and strength is felt almost substances are taken up in great immediately after taking food.- quantity by the intestinal veins of Sugar is another substance highly these animals. M. Flandrin asnutrient, and completely soluble .certained that, in the horse, the in water. It is capable of sus- venous blood of the small intestaining life for a very considera- tines possesses a strong herbable time, uncombined with any ceous taste, if obtained from the other article. The fattening of animal soon after it has taken food. the southern negroes on the sac How such fluids, absorbed by charine juices of the cane stalks the veins of the stomach, may beis well known. I think it must come assimilated it is easy to conbe admitted that at least a very ceive. Not a particle of blood considerable portion of this sub- from the stomach or the intestines stance is absorbed by the veins of enters the general circulation till the stomach.

it has permeated the liver, the The same may be said of mu- most important gland in the anicilages, extractive matters, and mal economy. Here not only are perhaps oils. It will be recollect the nutrient matters assimilated, ed that Haller detected the lat. but the crude and saline subter in the blood of the vena portæ. stances which reach the gland

The aliment of some herbivo- from the stomach in the first rous animals consists entirely of stage of digestion, probably furextractive and mucilaginous mat- nish the materials of the bile, ters, obtained by maceration from which fluid being then abundantly the vegetable substances on which secreted, is conveyed to the duothey feed. Hay, on which horses denum, there to meet the residue and kine will even fatten, very of digestion, and to exert an imreadily yields all its sapid and nu- portant influence in the preparatrient parts to water. Farmers tion of the solid aliments, as well very well know that if their hay as in stimulating the intestinal be drenched by repeated showers, canal. after it is cut, it is scarcely worth We may infer, from the above, the making. When hay has been that some of the constituent prinvery scarce I have been informed ciples of the bile are furnished by that, for the sake of economy, hay Aluids which have never entered tea is sometimes prepared for the general circulation, but are cattle, in which is dissolved eve- the feculent parts of such subrything nutrient which the plants stances as are absorbed by the contain, and of course there is no veins. We have thus another

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