Should Be Cut Out?
According to medical statistics, some 12 million Americans have, or have had, ulcers of the stomach or duodenum.
Every day, ulcers claim 4,000 new victims; every year, surgeons put about 150,000 ulcer patients on the operating table. There are half a dozen major types of surgery for ulcers, plus a dozen minor variants. Some of them are al most a century old, but physicians and surgeons still cannot concur on which type of operation is the best, or even which is best for any particular patient.
Last month specialists in...