Hallmarks in the history of enteral and parenteral nutrition: from antiquity to the 20th century.

@article{Vassilyadi2013HallmarksIT,
  title={Hallmarks in the history of enteral and parenteral nutrition: from antiquity to the 20th century.},
  author={Frank Vassilyadi and Alkistis-Kira Panteliadou and Christos P. Panteliadis},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={209-17}
}
Parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (EN) have a very long history, emerging in the ancient world and developing throughout the common epoch. This history dates back as far as 3500 bc to the ancient Egyptians, Indians, and Chinese. Their medical practices were the first reports of enteral feeding therapy, provided via rectum with enemas of wine, milk, whey, wheat, and barley. Hippocrates and Plato, in ancient Greece, were the first personalities to emphasize the importance of diet on… CONTINUE READING