LAY MARTIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Diverticula of the stomach are rarities. The average physician has had no experience with this abnormality, and this lack of experience is not limited to the clinical side of medicine; it is also found among the pathologists.
My interest in the subject was awakened by discovering a diverticulum of the stomach in a patient—a patient who wanted to know all about the condition: What should be the treatment—medical, surgical or none? What were the symptoms caused by the abnormality? Did it increase or decrease in size? What was the danger of perforation? How often should a reexamination be made? How
MARTIN L. DIVERTICULA OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:447–465. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-4-447
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(4):447-465.
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