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May 20, 1968

Gastric Ulcers in Swine: A Potential Model for Study of Gastric Ulcer in Man

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals (Dr. Fuller), and the Department of Nutrition and Research, Protein Blenders, Inc. (Dr. Boenker), Iowa City. Dr. Fuller is now with the Department of Radiology, St. Paul Hospital, Dallas.

JAMA. 1968;204(8):714-716. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140210070016

Swine are afflicted with gastric ulcers which resemble those found in man. Because of the similarities, we believe that swine can provide a useful model (both research and teaching) for studying peptic ulcers of the stomach in man. Several factors may play a part in the etiology of these ulcers in swine, and some of these have parallels in ulcer disease in humans.