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April 20, 1895

CHRONIC GASTRITIS AND ITS TREATMENT.

Author Affiliations

EDITOR "MEDICAL PROGRESS;" ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND CHEMICAL PHYSIOLOGY, KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, LOUISVILLE, KY.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):584-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160012002c

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Abstract

We have to-night for consideration "one of the best nourished and most widely prevalent diseases in theworld." The subject is too large to review in all its details, in a paper that would interest the members of this society, and it will only be my aim to present a synopsis, hoping that the discussion, by those interested, will bring out the most salient points. This subject could scarcely be introduced without some reference to the abuse of the terms, dyspepsia and indigestion, by the medical profession in general. We who pretend to be precise in our technical phrases would be highly amused at our antiquated brother who talks of "lung fever" and "the dropsy" or the "weed in the breast," to his reverential hearers with all the wisdom of a "Sir Oracle." Yet we precise men walk into the sick chamber, feel the pulse, look at the tongue, get the

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