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June 16, 1945

The Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Based upon Ten Years' Experience at the New York Hospital

JAMA. 1945;128(7):551. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860240077033

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Abstract

This presents a statistical study and discussion of 1,139 case histories over a period of ten years at the New York Hospital. A critical evaluation is given the reader of results from both the medical and the surgical treatment of the disease without giving too many descriptive details of the therapy itself. The book is divided into two parts, on medical and on surgical treatment. In the medical section there is discussion of both ambulatory and hospital treatment. Considerable emphasis is placed on the question of hemorrhage and of malignancy in gastric ulcer. In addition there is some mention of an attempt to deal with the psychologic problems involved. The surgical section is of course chiefly concerned with the results obtained with gastroenterostomy as compared with gastric resection. No attempt is made to influence the reader as to the method of choice, but the authors do feel that in resection

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