The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp 443–445

The presence of spirochetes in human gastric mucosa

  • A. Stone Freedberg
  • Louis E. Barron

DOI: 10.1007/BF02997393

Cite this article as:
Freedberg, A.S. & Barron, L.E. Jour. D. D. (1940) 7: 443. doi:10.1007/BF02997393


  1. 1.

    Spirochetes are rarely found in the mucosa of gastric tissue resected for duodenal ulcer without attendant gastric ulcererations.

  2. 2.

    They are frequently found in those stomachs whose mucosa is diseased by malignant or benign ulcerations. In these instances they are found in or close to the lesion.

  3. 3.

    The silver impregnation method of DaFano will demonstrate spirochetes in the gastric tissue of the dog and human.

  4. 4.

    Incubation and exposure to room temperature for varying periods seemed to exert very little influence on the number of spirochetes in human gastric mucosa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Stone Freedberg
    • 1
  • Louis E. Barron
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pathology and Medical and Surgical ResearchBeth Israel HospitalBoston