SEALE HARRIS, M.D.
Curing the ulcer patient does not consist merely of giving him a routine diet copied from some text book, and prescribing stock prescriptions for alkalies, nor does a gastro-enterostomy, or even resection of the ulcer bearing tissue always result in permanent relief. It is true that many ulcer patients get well and others receive temporary benefit from rest and diet, and surgery relieves many permanently, and others temporarily, but there is still too large a proportion of ulcer patients who receive no permanent benefit from either medical or surgical treatment.
Sir Berkley Moynihan1 in discussing "the necessity of understanding between
HARRIS S. Curing the Ulcer Patient1. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:149–165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-2-149
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