Medicine: Ulcers, Anemia & Hogs

Mucin. A new and apparently efficacious treatment for ulcers of the stomach and duodenum was presented before the Chicago Medical Society last week. The stomach is lined with mucous membranes which exude a sticky substance called mucin. Mucin lubricates the stomach. It also combines with hydrochloric acid in the stomach and slows up the digestive action of pepsin. It occurred to Dr. Samuel Julian Fogelson & associates of Northwestern University that lack of sufficient mucin might have a great deal to do with ulcers.

Ulcers may be caused by infections. Occasionally an...

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