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The authors note that 'the effect of carminatives in relieving flatulence is a well known fact, but the modus operandi of these remedies has not yet been determined.' They initially suggest that the action of carminatives 'might depend to a great extent on increased peristaltic movements of the stomach and intestines leading to the expulsion of gas, but the possibility of their causing increased absorption of gases from the intestine was a factor the value of which it seemed advisable [...] to determine.' They share the results of a series of experiments.

Marked on front as 'Archives Mar 16/82'.

Subject: Physiology

Received 15 June 1881. Read 16 June 1881.

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AP/61/2
Earliest possible date
1881
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
20 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Thomas Lauder Brunton

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Thomas Lauder Brunton, Unpublished paper, 'The absorption of gas by the intestines and the action of carminatives upon it' by T [Thomas] Lauder Brunton and [John] Theodore Cash, 1881, AP/61/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_61_2/unpublished-paper-the-absorption-of-gas-by-the-intestines-and-the-action-of-carminatives-upon-it-by-t-thomas-lauder-brunton-and-john-theodore-cash, accessed on 15 April 2024

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