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  • In 1910 Schwarz hypothesized that peptic ulcer is a product of self digestion, which results from a 'disproportion in the normal balance between the autopeptic power of gastric juice and the protective forces of the gastric mucous membrane'.

    --T. C. Northfield, Michael Mendall, Patrick M. Goggin, 1993, Helicobacter pylori Infection: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, and Management, p. 62

    July 11, 2010