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December 15, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(24):846. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400750018002

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The Milk-curdling Ferment of the Stomach.  Dr. E. G. Johnson has studied the action of the milk-curdling ferment of the stomach in the clinic of Professor Riegel of Giessen, and subsequently in the Sabbatsberg Hospital, Stockholm. Researches were made in 24 cases on the presence of the ferment and the pathological conditions relative to it. Fourteen of these patients suffered from hyperacidity, accompanied in four of them by moderate dilatation of the stomach. In one of these latter there was also hypersecretion of the gastric juice. One case had considerable dilatation of the stomach with hyperacidity and marked hypersecretion. In three cases the dilatation was insignificant, but there was hyperacidity, complicated in one case by slight, and in another by very great, hypersecretion; in the third case the hyperacidity was accompanied by chlorosis. Three other patients suffering from hyperacidity were also the subjects of gastric ulcer. Dr. Johnson also

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