HENRY FIELD JR., M.D.; WILLIAM D. ROBINSON, M.D.; DANIEL MELNICK, Ph.D.
Peptic ulcers have been produced experimentally in animals by deficiencies in vitamins B1 and C.1, 2 Those were severe deficiencies and we do not have evidence that such deficiencies are usually important in the etiology of peptic ulcers in man. The possible significance of vitamins in the treatment of peptic ulcers, however, deserves serious consideration. Some conclusions, which we are to present, must be considered tentative because they are based, in part, on indirect evidence.
Vitamin C may be important in respect to the process of healing of an ulcer or in respect to its tendency to bleed. In regard
FIELD H, ROBINSON WD, MELNICK D. VITAMINS IN PEPTIC ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:588–592. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-588
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(4):588-592.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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