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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-9

The illogic of peptic ulcer

Department of Anatomy, Seth G.S.Medical College, Parel, Bombay 400012, India

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M L Kothari
Department of Anatomy, Seth G.S.Medical College, Parel, Bombay 400012
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The unmitigated failure of peptic ulcer therapy has prompted this overview of the epistemologic and logical fallacies of the prin­ciples and practice of ulcerology. The illogic, rooted in the very term peptic ulcer, assumes a crescendo momentum, to the detri­ment of the patient. Like many other fields, ulcerology is causali­stically oriented, culminating in cure-all drives against the assum­ed cause-the acid-pepsin complex. A plea is made, on grounds scientific, to view the situation from a different angle, holding the ulcer as dyspeptic, and as such irrelevant to the pathology, clinical features and treatment.

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