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March 1951

Peptic Ulcer.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(3):473. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810030146020

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To quote the authors, "This book is an ambitious attempt to present systematically all the worthy information and thought which bears upon the problem of peptic ulcer." We will leave it to the reader's judgment to decide how well they have succeeded. The foreword is by Drs. Sara Jordan, D. C. Balfour and A. J. Carlson. The work involved in the production of this volume obviously has been stupendous. For example, by actual count not only has reference been made to 3,316 noteworthy contributions to the literature, but each one has been critically reviewed, appraised and interpreted by the application of modern scientific methods, so that order has been brought out of a welter of conflicting opinions and conclusions of both an experimental and a clinical nature. Another by-product of such effort is the numerous tables, which, usually in chronological fashion, epitomize the results of investigators throughout the world of

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