ANDREW B. RIVERS, M.D.
In a statistical study of 2,000 necropsies, Robertson and Hargis were able to demonstrate scars or ulcers in the stomach or duodenum in almost 20 per cent.
Various hypotheses have been advanced to account for the origin of peptic ulcer and the successive pathologic steps through which a lesion passes before it finally results in chronic ulcer. Because of the radical surgical measures for the cure of ulcer instituted under certain schools, much additional material for study is being collected. Instead of the problem being clarified, it is becoming more complex. Lesions of every degree of severity, ranging from a
RIVERS AB. A Clinical Study of Duodenitis, Gastritis and Gastrojejunitis1. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1265–1281. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-10-1265
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