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October 1940

GASTROENTEROLOGY: REVIEW OF LITERATURE FROM JULY 1939 TO JULY 1940

Author Affiliations

Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School BOSTON

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(4):893-1004. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190160112009
Abstract

The widespread interest in gastroenterologic problems and their clinical importance is evidenced by the multiplicity of articles appearing in the world literature on all phases of the physiology of the alimentary tract, normal and abnormal, and the therapeutic applications directed thereto. Some new data have been added, particularly to the knowledge of the physiologic response of the digestive tract to various drugs, many of which are actively employed at present. In this review allusion will be made to strictly new discoveries and to new applications of old principles. It will also be my purpose, however, to call attention to many articles of clinical importance for the sake of reemphasizing recognized or partially recognized concepts of gastrointestinal disease.

PHYSIOLOGIC ASPECTS  Interest continues in the various factors influencing gastric secretion. In fact, attempts are still being made to obtain a satisfactory normal gastric secretory curve by varying technics. Wilhelmj and Sachs1

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