EDWARD F. HARTUNG, M. D.; OTTO STEINBROCKER, M.D.
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Achlorhydria and hypochlorhydria are frequently mentioned as accompaniments of chronic arthritis, but a search of the literature does not reveal any recent investigations of their occurrence in which the present technic including fractional analysis or the present standards of interpretation have been employed. There has, moreover, not been found any attempt to differentiate the gastric secretions in rheumatoid arthritis from those in osteoarthritis, although the present day division of arthritis into these two great groups would seem to make such a distinction of importance.
The object of this study was three-fold: to determine the gastric acidity in chronic arthritis by
HARTUNG EF, STEINBROCKER O. GASTRIC ACIDITY IN CHRONIC ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:252–257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-252
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):252-257.
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