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February 24, 1951

Peptic Ulcer

JAMA. 1951;145(8):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920260070026

The objective of this book, as indicated in the preface, is the systematic integration of all important information concerning peptic ulcer. This formidable task has been accomplished with noteworthy success. The authors have made many original contributions to our knowledge of experimental peptic ulcer; this extensive experience is reflected in the comprehensive and lucid discussion of the many facets of the ulcer problem and the elimination of useless and unconfirmed data. The text is arranged in four parts. Part 1, introduction to the problem of peptic ulcer, deals with terminology, the mechanism of gastric secretion, the resistance of the stomach to digestion and the rate of healing of acute and chronic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum. Part 2, on the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer, is concerned with the histophysiology of the acute ulcerative process, the role of gastric and duodenal secretions, the relation of nicotine, alcohol and caffeine to

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