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October 1937


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Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(4):705-729. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180040141011

Instead of attempting to cover the whole field of gastro-enterology for 1936, I have selected four topics of major importance for review for this year. All deal with the stomach. The first is gastroscopy. It demands attention not only as a diagnostic procedure but because it is making possible a better understanding of many conditions affecting the gastric mucosa which have not been fully appreciated previously. The second is gastritis. The renewed interest in this disease has come about largely through the facility with which the gastric mucous membrane may now be directly observed through the flexible gastroscope. The third is the histidine treatment of peptic ulcer. This new therapeutic procedure for a long-recognized clinical condition was reviewed two years ago, while in its infancy. The large number of articles on this subject which have appeared in all parts of the world since then make possible now a more mature