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February 5, 1938


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From the Digestive Clinic of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

JAMA. 1938;110(6):436-439. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790060028006

Physicians are all familiar with the obscure and highly unsatisfactory status of gastritis which prevailed before the epoch-making studies of Knud Faber1 and his associates. Their work served as an impetus to others and furthered efforts to extend our knowledge of this most important entity.

After Faber's work came the equally valuable studies of Konjetzny,2 Kalima,3 Puhl4 and others; these were directed chiefly toward research in regard to the stomach preparations obtained from patients on whom gastrectomy had been performed.

Later came the brillant contributions to the subject from the pens of Schindler,5 Gutzeit,6 Henning,7 Chevallier,8 Moutier9 and Swalm and his associates;10 in these, direct studies of the gastric mucous membrane were made possible by the flexible gastroscope. We believe that ultimately the value and dependability of this instrument will be soundly established.

The diagnosis in the cases here presented