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In 1926 and 1927 Balint published an article and monograph in which he advanced the view that patients with gastric and duodenal ulcers have a more marked acid reaction in their tissues than normal individuals. Since this view was widely received and became the basis for various methods of treatment, Westra considered it advisable to subject the data on which this hypothesis was based to further critical experimentation. Balint injected intravenously 20 ccm. of an 8% sodium bicarbonate solution and estimated the pH and the titration-acidity in the urine for two hours preceding and two hours following the infusion, in
The Significance of Balint's Phenomenon in Ulcer Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:948. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-9-948_1
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