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Cash writes: 'During the last two years, as opportunity has permitted, I have been engaged in an experimental study of the various factors which contribute to movement or rest of the small intestine. This research has furnished me with much information of an analytical character, but it seemed desirable to supplement and, in some degree, to control this, by investigating the general conditions which influence such changes in a healthy animal in which all the functions exerting an influence upon the viscera are in full operation. The most promising means for effecting this purpose appeared to be the establishing of a Vella’s fistula which would permit of thorough examination without the necessity of subsequent employment of anaesthetics or of operative procedure.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes 13 pages of graphs and charts of experimental observations.

Subject: Physiology

Received 25 May 1886. Read 27 May 1886.

A version of this paper was published in volume 41 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Contribution to the study of intestinal rest and movement'.

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