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This is a very common-sense treatment of the subject of functional or so-called "nervous indigestion." More than half of the patients who go to a physician for advice in regard to chronic indigestion have symptoms apparently largely 'functional" in nature. No organic lesions can be demonstrated in them, and no definite anatomic diagnosis can be made. Because of the difficulty in making a diagnosis, these patients are for the greater part neglected. What clinician and what practitioner concerns himself with the effect of emotion upon the digestive tract? Neither the internist, the neurologist, nor the psychiatrist! Teachers of medicine are
Nervous Indigestion.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:413. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-4-413
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(4):413.
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