Medicine: The Ulcer Type

The importance of emotional factors in bringing on stomach ulcers is well known, but one of the doctor's problems is to decide which of his patients are "the ulcer type." To help their colleagues, Drs. Albert J. Sullivan and Thomas E. McKell of New Orleans' Ochsner Clinic have written a bright, breezy new monograph, Personality in Peptic Ulcer (Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Ill.; $3).

Some men, say the authors, are born to have ulcers, some acquire them, others have ulcers thrust upon them. The born ulcer type they describe as "the tense, anxious, driving, active, mildly agitated individual frequently seen as the...

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