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November 15, 1952


JAMA. 1952;150(11):1139-1140. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680110079025

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Gastroduodenal Ulcer Disease.  —Dr. L.F. Pallardo, of the Faculty of Medicine in Madrid, with his co-workers G. Gomez Lobo and M. Garcia Gil, has studied in detail the case histories of 617 Spaniards with gastroduodenal ulcer disease. The authors recognized three groups of ulcer diseases, one with gastric localization, another with duodenal, and the third consisting of "ulcerous disease without ulcer" (according to the terminology of Morawitz). This last type is similar in its clinical behavior to duodenal ulcer and represented 12% of the cases. Gastric ulcer was found in 41.4% and was most frequent in the pyloric region; duodenal ulcer occurred in 58.6%. More than one ulcer was found in 1.1%. Of the patients, 72.8% were men. As regards occupations, a greater relative frequency was found among the employees of hotels and inns. Family history of ulcer was present in 22.7%, more commonly among the patients with diagnosis of

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