THEODORE L. ALTHAUSEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The thoughtful internist has reason to be dissatisfied with the present handling of the problem of peptic ulcer. Statistically peptic ulcer occupies twentieth place in the prevalence of chronic diseases in the United States. However, it rises to fourteenth place in the number of invalids disabled, to twelfth place in the annual number of working days lost, and to tenth place in the annual number of deaths from chronic diseases in this country.1 Symptomatic of this discontent is the eagerness with which both physicians and victims of this disease are willing to abandon the standard methods of medical treatment and
ALTHAUSEN TL. PREVENTION OF RECURRENCES IN PEPTIC ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:544–559. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-544
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):544-559.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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