HERMAN H. RIECKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Clinicians have taught for a number of years that gastric and duodenal ulcers occasionally occur in more than one member of a family, but the fact never has received recognition in the American literature, nor is it generally considered in discussions concerning the etiology of the disease. Stewart's1 recent studies indicate that about 10 per cent of the population have ulcer at one time or another, and that while only about 5 per cent of ulcers become cancerous, in his series 16.8 per cent of gastric cancers arose in simple ulcers. Considering these figures, the familial incidence of the disease
RIECKER HH. THE FAMILIAL INCIDENCE OF PEPTIC ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:732–737. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-6-732
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(6):732-737.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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