This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
Krull has written to advocate the treatment of this malady by the slow injection into the bowel of 30 to 70 oz. of water at a temperature of 60° to 72°. This may be practised for as long a time, and to the extent that the patient can bear it, once in the day: seldom more than seven "irrigations" are required. They are said to relieve gastric troubles, to improve appetite, and quickly cause the reappearance of bile in the stools. The increased intestinal peristalsis is presumed to induce corresponding contraction in the biliary passages.