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June 1, 1889

ON THE MANAGEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL DISORDERS OF THE STOMACH.Read before the Georgia State Medical Association, at Macon, Ga., April 19, 1889.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(22):760-762. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400990004002a

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In calling the attention of this Association for a short time to some points "On the Management of Functional Disorders of the Stomach," I am fully aware that the subject is trite, and that nothing especially new can be said in regard to it. That it has been thoroughly written on by able and scholarly minds, and that in a manner so fully that it would be hard indeed to add even a few threads of purely original thought. My apology, if one be necessary, must be found in this—that it is not the rare and infrequent diseases that most often perplex the daily practitioner, but the more common maladies of every day life, and those which often are considered to be of little special interest; yet it is often in these very cases that our patients expect and look for speedy relief.

It is not my purpose, nor is

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