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The study of gastric and duodenal ulcer shows that superficial erosions and ulceration of gastric and duodenal mucosa result from a great variety of causes, local and general, but that these tend to heal perfectly in the majority of individuals. In a certain number, however, healing is delayed or does not take place, and the lesion progresses and finally shows the characteristics of a chronic peptic ulcer. It is this particular feature that constitutes the essential disease entity of peptic ulcer. The problem of gastric and duodenal ulcer becomes, therefore, centralized about this phenomenon of delayed or inhibited process of
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Gastric and Duodenal Ulcer.. Ann Intern Med. 1927;1:195-196. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-3-195_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(3):195-196.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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