HARRY SHAY, M.D.; EUGENE M. SCHLOSS, M.D.
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A recent editorial,1 "Gastric Cancer and Ulcer," in The Journal of the American Medical Association, has this final paragraph:
. . . it would seem that the question of the percentage of gastric ulcers becoming malignant is purely academic, and the most important and practical issue underlying the whole problem is that there are no known criteria by which the clinician, the roentgenologist or the surgeon can decide definitely the exact nature of a given ulcer. Microscopic examination alone will reveal its true nature. The patient cares little whether he has a primary carcinomatous ulcer or a carcinoma-on-ulcer but is
SHAY H, SCHLOSS EM. A CONSIDERATION OF THE GASTRIC ULCER-CANCER PROBLEM: WITH THE REPORT OF A CASE OF ULCERATING CARCINOMA IN WHICH THE GASTRIC ACIDITY CHANGED FROM NORMAL TO ANACIDITY WHILE UNDER OBSERVATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1218–1229. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-10-1218
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(10):1218-1229.
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