L. J. SACHS, M.D.; ALFRED ANGRIST, M.D.
Phlegmonous gastritis has been known for many centuries. Galen3 described symptoms that point to an "abscess or a phlegmonous or erysipelatous tumor of the stomach." Several physicians of the Middle Ages, for instance Avicenna,1 Balescon de Tarente,1 Piso,1 and others, dealt with this subject. The first case report was written in 1594 by Forestus.1 His diagnosis was made clinically. Since the patient recovered, we have no proof that the diagnosis was correct. In 1695 Sand1 published the first case where the clinical diagnosis was confirmed at autopsy. Since then, reports have been more frequent. In 1919, Sundberg1 was
SACHS LJ, ANGRIST A. PHLEGMONOUS GASTRITIS AS A MANIFESTATION OF SEPSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:563–584. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-4-563
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(4):563-584.
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