Our purpose in this report is to present the results of an investigation of 82 consecutive cases of peptic ulcer among Naval and Marine Corps personnel, to review factors leading to disability and to formulate principles of diagnosis, management and disposition of military personnel having this condition. To the best of our knowledge no similar report relative to Naval personnel has been published. Because of the increasing prevalence of peptic ulcer among both civilians and military personnel in many of the principal countries at war,1 a review of recent developments in this field seems justified.
The problems that beset the physician in civilian life in the diagnosis and management of peptic ulcer are well known. In military practice, however, additional factors tend to increase these difficulties. Any consideration of a patient in service must of necessity concern itself primarily with the disposition of the individual in respect to his
TWISS JR, PARSONNET EV. PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF PEPTIC ULCER MANAGEMENT UNDER SERVICE CONDITIONS. JAMA. 1945;129(13):857–863. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860470017005
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