Girolamo Fabrici d’Acquapendente’s “nasogastric tube”. Strategies for artificial nutrition between the XVI and XVII centuries

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Paolo Zampetti
Andrea Cozza
Maurizio Rippa Bonati

Keywords

Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente, nasogastric tube, artificial nutrition

Abstract

The contribution focuses on the idea proposed by Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente to use a nasogastric tube to feed patients who are unable to open their mouths and independently take food and drinks.

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