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September 19, 1914

Das Ulcus Duodeni.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(12):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570120070034

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The new interest in ulcers of the digestive tract which has followed the investigations of Moynihan and of the Mayo brothers found gastrologists in general, and particularly those of the Continent, rather unprepared for the revelations of the surgical clinic. The profession of England and America readily accepted the new views, especially as to the frequency of ulcer of the duodenum to which Moynihan assigned so characteristic a clinical history, but the clinicians of Germany have been somewhat slow to acquiesce. Schrijver adds his testimony to that of others as finding in a large proportion of cases an ulcer of the duodenum as the cause of chronic dyspepsia from which the patients were happily relieved by timely surgery. His book gives a systematic account of the disease and closes with the histories of a series of thirty-seven cases selected from ninety-five cases occurring in his experience in the last three

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