G. G. RICHARDS
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The most important single factor in the treatment of a gastric ulcer is an accurate diagnosis. To subject a patient to a long period of careful dieting and control of his acid for an ulcer that does not exist is wasted effort and certainly not appreciated by the patient. To operate on him and perform a needless gastroenterostomy is not to be excused. To attempt an ulcer cure medically for a malignancy of the stomach, whose only hope lies in surgery, will remain a face in the darkness of one's own conscience even after his mistake is hidden in the
RICHARDS GG. Medical Management of Gastric Ulcer12. Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:771–795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-8-771
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(8):771-795.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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