Louis B. Rice, MD
Acknowledgments: The author thanks Martin Blaser, MD, and Steve Czinn, MD, for their helpful advice and perspectives on H. pylori infection.
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For most of the infectious diseases on the wards of the Boston City Hospital in 1937, there was nothing to be done beyond bed rest and good nursing care. Then came the explosive news of sulfanilamide, and the start of the real revolution in medicine. I remember the astonishment when the first cases of pneumococcal and streptococcal septicemia were treated in Boston in 1937. The phenomenon was almost beyond belief. Here were moribund patients, who would surely have died without treatment, improving in their appearance within a matter of hours of being given the medicine and feeling entirely well within the next day or so we became convinced, overnight, that nothing lay beyond reach for the future.
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Louis B. Rice. Collateral Damage. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:523–524. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-6-200309160-00017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(6):523-524.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, H. Pylori, Infectious Disease, Peptic Disease.
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