Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 161, Issue 3, pp 78–80 | Cite as

Alfred Parsons on suspected perforated gastric ulcer. 1892

  • Edward A. Martin


Alfred Parsons (1864–1952) was noted for his vigour of mind and body and Spartan habits and his dramatic teaching. In 1891 while a junior doctor he cared for three fatal cases of acute perforation of a chronic ulcer of the stomach. In May 1892 he made a passionate plea for early diagnosis and surgery in this condition. The first successful operation was performed in the same month by Ludwig Heusner in Germany.


Appendicitis Gastric Ulcer Junior Doctor Chronic Ulcer Perforated Peptic Ulcer 
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  • Edward A. Martin
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  1. 1.Dublin 4

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