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P. W. C.
Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):743-747. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-743_2
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The recent revival of interest in vagotomy was stimulated largely by the studies of Dragstedt.1 The favorable clinical results reported by him in 19462 led to a trial in many clinics, and a fairly extensive literature on the subject has accumulated. In the earlier studies the number of cases was too small and the period of observation far too short to warrant any definite conclusions. Recently, however, several reports have appeared which are more adequate in these respects and present a clearer picture of the limitations and possibilities of vagotomy.3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The clinical use of vagotomy is


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