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September 24, 1910

Duodenal Ulcer.

JAMA. 1910;55(13):1141. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330130077031

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This volume is written in that clear, concise style, which carries the conviction to the reader that the author is master of the subject. There are four short chapters dealing respectively with ulceration of the duodenum in cases of burns or scalds; uremic ulcer; tuberculous ulcer, and ulcer in melenaneonatorum. Then follows a chapter on the important subject, "Symptoms and Diagnosis of Chronic Duodenal Ulcer." The clinical history is so clearly stated that it would seem that the diagnosis should be made almost as easily as the diagnosis of an ordinary case of appendicitis. Some internists perhaps will be somewhat shocked to read: "A dedescription of these symptoms (chronic duodenal ulcer) is to be met with in most of the text-books of medicine under the caption 'hyperchlorhydria' or 'acid gastritis' and the belief that these words are a sufficient diagnosis is very general. After giving a diagnosis of duodenal ulcer

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