Medicine: Hormone for Ulcers

A possible cure for stomach ulcers was last week announced by an eminent physiologist, Andrew Conway Ivy of Northwestern University. Most doctors hold that ulcers are caused by an overactive stomach, which constantly gushes acid, erodes its own walls. For years Dr. Ivy has tried to curb this acid formation. To the members of the American Physiological Society meeting in Chicago last week he described a hormone which seems to turn the trick: enterogastrone, extracted from hog intestines.

To test the hormone, Dr. Ivy and his workers operated on 30 dogs, cutting off...

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