EDWARD C. KLEIN JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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That there is such a nosological entity as nervous dyspepsia is generally admitted. It constitutes a large proportion of the practitioner's clinical office material. The real difficulty begins when an attempt is made to define it. Alvarez in his classic book, Nervous Indigestion, describes it as a convenient term by which to designate all those gastrointestinal disturbances for which no organic cause can be found. Leube thought that the symptoms of nervous dyspepsia depended on a morbid supersensitivity at the beginning of digestion of the gastric nervous mechanism. He believed that to make the diagnosis it was necessary to exclude
KLEIN EC. THE PERNICIOUS TYPE OF NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:960–965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-960
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):960-965.
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