Minkowski method

Minkowski method

An obsolete technique for enhancing the ability to palpate the kidney by insufflating the colon with gas.
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Generally by using the Minkowski method one can perform nth iteration by dividing a straight segment [A.sub.n-1] into five subsegments [R.sub.n]-[C.sub.n]-[B.sub.n]-[C.sub.n]-[R.sub.n] with the following constraint: