Alfred Parsons on suspected perforated gastric ulcer. 1892
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.
KeywordsAppendicitis Gastric Ulcer Junior Doctor Chronic Ulcer Perforated Peptic Ulcer
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