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The Physiology and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer.

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Edited by ALLEN J. GARROTT. , M.D., Department of Surgery, University of Chicago. 236 pages; 16 X 24 cm. The University of Chicago Press; , Chicago: . 1959.. Price, $7.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(4):940. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-52-4-940_1
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This small volume is a collection of papers written by men who have been students or clinical associates of Dr. Lester R. Dragstedt.

The first four chapters pertain to the physiology of gastric secretion and recount selected experiments performed by Dr. Dragstedt and his associates. The acid-pepsin concept of peptic ulcerogenesis is developed from these studies and there follow presentations of ulcer therapy based upon this concept.

X-ray diagnosis and treatment of peptic ulcer are discussed and the results of gastric irradiation are presented, no associated morbidity having been noted to date. The difficulty of attaining complete suppression of interdigestive


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