Dyspepsia in Medical Practice

McLeish, William S. L (1934) Dyspepsia in Medical Practice. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In this paper I propose to discuss the various forms of dysfunction of the stomach dealing particularly with so-called Functional types of Dyspepsia, outlining the method I adopt in arriving at a diagnosis and the treatment I have found most suitable. As a student and later as a resident I rarely came across cases of functional dyspepsia largely because these were not of the type for hospital admission, and in ordinary text-books of Medicine little information was forthcoming. As Alvarez says, "More than half of the persons who go to a physician for advice in regard to chronic indigestion have symptoms which appear to be largely functional in nature. That the field is a neglected one in medical schools should be evident to anyone who has attended seminars, lectures, or clinics." This is an opinion with which I agree.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1934
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1934-79963
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:16
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:16
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/79963

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