EDWARD C. KLEIN JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
That there is such a nosological entity as nervous dyspepsia is generally admitted. It constitutes a large proportion of the practitioner's clinical office material. The real difficulty begins when an attempt is made to define it. Alvarez in his classic book, Nervous Indigestion, describes it as a convenient term by which to designate all those gastrointestinal disturbances for which no organic cause can be found. Leube thought that the symptoms of nervous dyspepsia depended on a morbid supersensitivity at the beginning of digestion of the gastric nervous mechanism. He believed that to make the diagnosis it was necessary to exclude
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KLEIN EC. THE PERNICIOUS TYPE OF NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA(THE PERNICIOUS TYPE OF NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:960–965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-960
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):960-965.
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