Gastric function tests can be done as either outpatient or inpatient procedures, but they must be performed by an experienced doctor, nurse, student or technician. The protocol used since 1968 in the Gastric Clinic of the Department of Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, is as follows


Syringe Acidity Paraffin Shoe Lignocaine 


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© J. H. Baron 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Baron
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  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and MedicineRoyal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith HospitalUK
  2. 2.St Charles’ HospitalSt Mary’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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