VICTOR W. LOGAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PAUL W. BRANSFORD, M.D.
Thirty-five years ago the Surgeon General of the Navy listed in his Annual Report but two admissions to the sick list under gastric ulcer, or "ulcus gastricum" as it was then termed in the official nomenclature. Since that time there has been a steady rise in the incidence of all peptic ulcers. Thus, five duodenal and 21 gastric ulcers were listed in 1912, and 28 duodenal and 35 gastric ulcers in 1920.
In the accompanying table (table 1) the trend of U. S. Navy admission rates for duodenal ulcer is shown from 1924 up to the last prewar year, 1940.
LOGAN VW, BRANSFORD PW. PEPTIC ULCER IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:929–934. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-929
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):929-934.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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