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February 6, 1932

Das Magengeschwür: Eine ätiologische und klinische Untersuchung mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf den weiteren Verlauf der Krankheit.

JAMA. 1932;98(6):503. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320063036

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This monograph represents a careful mathematical statistical study of 1,630 cases of ulcer treated medically in the clinics of Lund and Malmo in Sweden. The essential feature in this investigation is that 92 per cent of the cases have been followed up over a period of from five to ten years. The purpose of the work originally was to study the effect of medical treatment on the course of ulcer, but it includes many other discussions on subjects related to the condition. Thus, a great deal of space is devoted to the occurrence and frequency of ulcer as well as to the influence of the seasons of the year on these. The etiology and pathogenesis of ulcer, and the influence of heredity as well as of trauma are discussed. There is a thorough analysis of the symptoms of the cases studied with particular attention to hemorrhage (gross and occult), development