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August 28, 1937

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines

JAMA. 1937;109(9):736. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350104032

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As a large territory is encompassed in a comparatively small volume, consideration of the various diseases is necessarily brief. In the main, only the commoner, clinically most important, diseases are discussed. There are not many statements with which authorities would disagree. For example, the remark that the great majority of ulcers of the stomach are situated at the pyloric end is debatable. Most chronic benign ulcers are situated at the pars media and lesser curvature as a matter of fact, although the pyloric antrum is a commoner site of gastric carcinoma and carcinomatous ulcers. In the article on chronic gastritis, it is obvious that only the superficial catarrhal, or probably the atrophic, variety is described. The statement that gastric analysis alone supplies the evidence on which a diagnosis of chronic gastritis depends is seriously open to question. Of the various benign tumors, only gastric polyps are considered. The chapter on

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