London, South Kensington
13 December 2001
1. A healthy stomach. It is dissected and the stomach lining is shown in fourfold magnification. A. The cardiac orifice. B. The dissected stomach wall. C. The gastric muscle. This ensures, through its contractions, that all the food in the stomach is mixed with the gastric justice secreted by the cardiac glands. D. Area of the stomach that contains only cardiac glands, whereas E shows a section where cardiac and mucoid cells mingle their secretions. F. The sphincter. G. The duodenum. Fig.2 shows the stomach of a regular drinker of spirits. The gastric juice, from which the alcohol separates the pepsin, can no longer dissolve food, digestion is disrupted, and the stomach, contaminated through the immoderate ingestion of spirits, suffers from an acute disease. Fig. 3 depicts the terrible consequences of the vice of drinking, as they are to be observed in the alcoholic's face.
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