JEROME S. LEVY, M.D.
The equivocal value of analyses of gastric contents in the study of peptic ulcer is probably due to the lack of uniformity of the findings resulting from the use of the ordinary test meals. Such studies on gastric secretory function have been concerned almost entirely with the measurements of the response to a stimulus in the form of some type of a test meal or, more recently, to the injection of histamine. The response is determined by the amount of acid, of chloride and of pepsin recovered in the stomach contents. The widely divergent results of these observations have naturally
LEVY JS. THE VALUE OF A NEUTRALIZATION TEST OF GASTRIC ACIDITY IN PATIENTS WITH DUODENAL ULCERS AND SO-CALLED PYLOROSPASM1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1244–1262. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-10-1244
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(10):1244-1262.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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