Hemorrhagic erosions of the stomach from the viewpoint of the examination of the fasting organ is not an infrequent clinical finding. In 600 consecutive cases in which this routine examination was made as a part of general diagnosis, there were thirty-five cases, or 5.8 per cent., in which definite erosions of the gastric mucous membrane were found. As shown by the accompanying table, these cases were divided among the following disease conditions: Pernicious anemia, general asthenia, carcinoma of the stomach, carcinoma of the esophagus, cardiospasm, cardiosclerosis, dyspepsia nervosa, Schmidt's fermentation dyspepsia, Einhorn's disease, chronic anacid gastritis, chronic subacid gastritis, chronic acid gastritis, chronic gastrosuccorrhea, chronic gall-bladder disease, chronic intestinal catarrh, spastic obstipation, chronic salpingitis and chronic ulcer of the stomach. Two cases of so-called simple erosion, characterized by sudden severe gastric hemorrhage, afforded no fragments of mucous membrane either by vomiting or later by examination.
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JONES NW. HEMORRHAGIC EROSIONS OF THE STOMACH: WITH THE REPORT OF THE AUTOPSY FINDINGS IN A CASE OF EINHORN'S DISEASE. JAMA. 1911;LVII(16):1265–1268. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100091007
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