STEWART WOLF, M.D.
The evidence connecting the occurrence and recurrence of peptic ulcer to emotional conflicts in the life situation has been recently reviewed by Wener and Hoff.1 The relationship has not as yet been definitely established, but on the basis of studies from several points of view and with a variety of technics, it seems highly likely that some peptic ulcers, at least, occur as part of a biologic pattern which is set in motion in reaction to stresses and strains involving chiefly problems of interpersonal relationship. The data in support of this view are outlined briefly below.
First, it has been
WOLF S. SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE RELATING LIFE SITUATION AND EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO PEPTIC ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:637–649. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-4-637
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(4):637-649.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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