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Since Billroth, following his successful removal of a carcinoma by pylorectomy in 1881, directed his efforts to the cure of peptic ulcer by surgical measures, a voluminous literature, both medical and surgical, has been accumulated. It is now the consensus of opinion that the problem of the treatment of peptic ulcer is primarily a medical one, assuming surgical significance only with its complications, sequelae and intractable chronicity. The aim of treatment has been to secure a healing of the ulcer or its eradication with a correction of the pathological defects caused by it, together with the institution of such measures
ABELL I. THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF PEPTIC ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:762–767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-5-762
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(5):762-767.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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