Medicine: Orange Juice and Ulcers

Two facts from the Near East last week renewed an old medical quarrel. When Dr. Edward L. Turner of Nashville was practicing medicine in Beirut, some time ago, he noticed a curious thing: every year in the late autumn his stomach-ulcer patients got worse. Late autumn was the time of the orange harvest, and the people of Syria are great orange eaters. Hmm, said Dr. Turner.

As Dr. Turner knew, gastroenterologists do not agree on whether or not ulcer diets should contain orange juice. The juice contains citric acid only in harmless traces, but...

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