DWIGHT L. WILBUR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN H. MILLS, M.D.
The diagnosis of functional or nervous indigestion is made so frequently at present that it seems wise to determine, if possible, the accuracy with which the diagnosis is made. Many clinicians find that the majority of patients with dyspepsia who come under their observation fail to present any evidence of significant organic disease, and they are therefore of the opinion in such cases that the indigestion is functional or nervous in origin. In other cases a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia may simply represent the physician's inability for various reasons to discover an underlying organic disease to account for the symptoms.
WILBUR DL, MILLS JH. HOW ACCURATE IS THE DIAGNOSIS OF FUNCTIONAL INDIGESTION? A STUDY OF 354 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:821–829. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-6-821
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(6):821-829.
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