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September 1933

THE CURLING ULCER: STUDY OF INTESTINAL ULCERATION ASSOCIATED WITH SUPRARENAL DAMAGE

Author Affiliations

Agnew Fellow in Surgery PHILADELPHIA
From the Laboratory of Research Surgery and the Department of Surgery (Division C), University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Surg. 1933;27(3):490-505. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170090065003
Abstract

Although Travers,1 in 1817, first described duodenal ulcer as a definite entity, it was Dupuytren2 who, in 1826, first called attention to the congestion and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the alimentary tract which may be associated with superficial burns. In 1840, James Long3 reported the occurrence of duodenal ulcer accompanying severe superficial burns in two young girls, but the credit for first describing the association of these lesions has usually been given to Curling,4 who in 1842 reported four of his own cases of duodenal ulceration due to burns and eight additional cases which he had collected. This type of duodenal ulcer has, in fact, frequently been called "Curling's ulcer."

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