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Medical News & Perspectives
April 11, 2017

Barry Marshall, MD: H pylori 35 Years Later

JAMA. 2017;317(14):1400-1402. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.2629

Step into the right pub in Perth, Australia, on a Monday early in October—Nobel Prize announcement day—and you’ll find 2 laureates catching up over fish and chips and couple of beers. It’s an annual tradition that Barry J. Marshall, MD, and J. Robin Warren, MD, started even before they won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2005 for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its causative role in gastritis and peptic ulcers.