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July 12, 1952

Peptic Ulcer: Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis, Management

JAMA. 1952;149(11):1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930280096025

For the first time, a national association of specialists has sponsored a comprehensive and concise book dealing with peptic ulcer. There are 77 contributors, and, in the foreword, there is a statement to the effect that "they are authorities." Most of the contributors are outstanding workers in the field of gastroenterology, particularly as it relates to peptic ulcer.

The chapters on embryology of the upper alimentary tract, physiology of the upper gastrointestinal tract as it relates to peptic ulcer, and regulation of gastric functions by cortical and subcortical centers are well worth reading. In addition, the illuminating chapter on the mucous barrier in the stomach, by Hollander, is excellently presented. The chapter by Quigley on gastric motility and gastric evacuation, with special reference to peptic ulcer, is also well written. The contribution of Frank Mann on the factors associated with the pathogenesis and etiology of peptic ulcer is good. The

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