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 - STOMACH SNAP-SHOT. Discovery of an Internal...
STOMACH SNAP-SHOT. Discovery of an Internal Tumor by tie Aid of Photography. Chicago. 111., J_uly 5.—W. C. Fuchs Of the Roentgen X-ray laboratory in : the Schiller building, with the assistance ot physicians, has succeeded in. photographing photographing the inner walls of the stomach ot James C. Foster, a wealthy lumberman of Cleveland. For years Mr. Foster has been suffering from an ailment Of the stomach which all the physicians t» whom he has applied failed to relieTO. In Chicago he heard of an invention of Mr. Fuchs by which photographs of-the stomach u'ere takeu with the aid of the X-ray. He decided to try the experiment. experiment. The invention consists of a rubber rubber tube, at the end of which is a bulb with walls as thin as it is possible to make them. The interior of the bulb is coated with a photographic emulsion and acts as the plate on which the picture is taken. The patient is made to swallow the bulb, which is then inflated by means of air blown into the tube until the bqlb entirely tills the stomach, its flexible sides conforming to the. walls of the stomach. 1 he X-ray exposure is then made, the tube is withdrawn and the picture on the thin rubber bulb is developed as : in ordinary X-ray photographs. For two days Mr. t oster was prepared for the ordeal which took place Saturday. Ha swallowed the tube, the bulb was inflated, inflated, und after an exposure of eight miuutes the bclb was removed. The operation, operation, it is said, was wholly successful

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 08 Jul 1899, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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