JULIAN M. RUFFIN, M.D.; MACDONALD DICK, M.D.
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Most of the reports of gastric analyses which have appeared previously in the literature1, 2, 3 are based upon values obtained after a test meal of the Ewald type. It is well known that the administration of histamine is the most reliable method of evoking gastric secretion.4, 5 Since the opening of Duke Hospital in 1930 all gastric analyses here have been made with the use of this drug, and examinations of the contents of the stomach by this method have been made in 3675 patients. It seems profitable, therefore, to examine these data critically in order to determine whether
RUFFIN JM, DICK M. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GASTRIC ACIDITY AFTER HISTAMINE STIMULATION: A STATISTICAL STUDY OF 2877 GASTRIC ANALYSES1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1940–1947. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-12-1940
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(12):1940-1947.
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