Published on 01 August 1912 in Letters

S I R S , — I n reply to Mr. C. B. Ticehurst’s suggestion (p. 72), t h a t the small stomach found inside the ordinary stomach of a Water-Rail was ” simply the mucous membrane of the stomach or gizzard which had become separated from the muscular coats ” — n o ; it was not. I t was a distinct stomach, which must have been attached by a pedicle ; it was of cup-like formation, entirely separate from the walls of the stomach. H a d the microphotograph of a section of the small stomach which I sent been inserted, it would have been seen t h a t all structures found in the walls ot a stomach were present, including muscle.

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