[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.204.247.205. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
December 23, 1911

NEW CLINICAL VALUES IN THE TREATMENT OF THE GASTRIC NEUROSES

Author Affiliations

Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Clinic, University of Minnesota ST. PAUL

JAMA. 1911;LVII(26):2060-2063. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120250011
Abstract

The nervous dyspeptic has ever been a joy to the quack, the bête noire of the honest surgeon and internist, and a mystery to all three. Some have treated him as a hypochondriac, others so seriously as vainly to explore his interior, and yet others have sought to enfold him in that ample but threadbare diagnostic cloak which we term neurasthenia. He has been sanguinely drugged by some, abandoned as hopeless by others, and passed from hand to hand until travelling has become a fixed habit of the well to do of his species.

Those who have read the delightful lectures of Louis Bourget will recall his deliciously satirical yet true picture of the extreme form of this ailment. We also have encountered the patient with the notebook which by its copious entries of intimate yet trivial events so well expresses the vicious introspection of the unfortunate autobiographist. We have

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×