Medicine: Ulcers in the Army?

By a new ruling, men who have had ulcers of the stomach or intestine are now admitted into the U.S. Army, provided they have had no symptoms for five years and have negative X-rays. This ruling worries gastroenterologists, who believe that ulcers are caused by nervous strain and that a man who has once had longstanding ulcers might get them again in military life.

In the issue of the British Lancet which reached the U.S. last week, Lieut. Colonel James Maclure Smellie, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, reported British experience with this...

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