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August 2, 1924

THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF CHRONIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS (NONSPECIFIC)

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the medical department, Mount Sinai Hospital.

JAMA. 1924;83(5):326-331. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660050012003
Abstract

In discussing the treatment of the nonspecific form of chronic ulcerative colitis, it is essential primarily to emphasize the fact that these remarks do not cover or include the therapy of specific types of chronic colitis, such as amebic or dysenteric colitis, either of which is more successfully combated with more specific drugs or with a specific antidysenteric serum. Nor is the subject of mucomembranous or mucous colitis included within the limits of this discussion, for the origin and nature of the latter differs essentially in all its details from the type of ulcerative inflammation under consideration.

This discussion of the treatment of colitis is based on experiences with twenty-nine cases, observed during the years 1921, 1922 and 1923.

The medical treatment of chronic ulcerative colitis has in the past been rather haphazard. This is said in no spirit of criticism of our predecessors, nor in a manner in any

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