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June 18, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(25):2225-2226. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730510051021

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Meeting of the Medicosurgical Society  The first meeting of the Società medico-chirurgiche delle Tre Venezie was held recently at Cornegliano on the Piave, under the chairmanship of Professor Cagnetto. The chief topic on the program was the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, the medical side being presented by Professor Tramontini and the surgical side by Professor Oliani.Professor Tramontini discussed theories as to the etiology of gastroduodenal ulcer: that of Virchow and Hagem; that of Lembe and Riegel, and the views of von Bergmann. He concluded that the problem is still unsolved.With regard to the treatment of chronic ulcer, the speaker emphasized the importance of medicodietetic treatment as recommended by different authors and stressed the need of cooperation between physicians and surgeons.Professor Oliani discussed the problems with regard to the surgical treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers based on his experience in 1,200 cases. He advocates radical

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