ERNEST H. GAITHER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the past few years, renewed and continued interest has been manifested by numerous investigators in the domain of gastric secretion, and the test which has apparently met with almost universal favor has been that in which histamine, subcutaneously administered, has been used as the stimulator of gastric gland activity.
A careful survey of the current literature on this subject reveals the interesting fact that practically all observers agree as to the direct action of this drug upon the gastric glands, or upon a mechanism which has intimately to do with their secretion; innumerable tests of acidity have satisfied many
GAITHER EH. Diagnostic Value of Secretory Function in Gastric Disease: Various Methods Studied and Compared*†. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:992–996. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-992
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):992-996.
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