EDDY D. PALMER
In the military services, the diagnostic problem presented by the patient with severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage is as a rule somewhat more difficult than that encountered in general civilian practice, because ordinarily prior to hemorrhage the patient has been entirely well. Only occasionally is there a history of previously diagnosed abdominal disease to help the clinician locate the source of bleeding. The peace-time Armed Forces ordinarily do not retain men who are discovered to have many of the diseases which may lead to upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, unless the defect can be cured surgically. Each case of hemorrhage must usually be
PALMER ED. OBSERVATIONS ON THE VIGOROUS DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH TO SEVERE UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1484–1491. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1484
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1484-1491.
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