Up the down staircase
August 12, 2010 10:31 PM Subscribe
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Before the development of rubber technology and tubing made medical gavage
feasible for the average patient doctors used to feed people through the ass
I found a 1994 English medical dictionary that mentioned rectal feeding as a "discontinued practice" but this book
(scroll down a bit) lists it in reference to terminally ill patients. I found the term present in a number of dictionaries in other languages like this one
so it may be practiced more widely today in some countries.
Also, note the bit about cocaine in the link on "through".