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C. Stewart Goodwin (Tawan Hospital, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain): "In 1982 my team at the Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, achieved the first culture of spiral bacteria from patients with gastritis--inflammation of the stom- ach wall. Such inflammation does not always produce symptoms but when acquired early in life can lead eventually to stomach cancer. In developing countries, 50 percent of children and 80 percent of adults have such gastritis. It is also common in adults from developed countries. These spiral bacteria are now accepted as the cause of this gastritis, and also of duodenitis, which is the predisposing cause of duodenal ulcer, with acid as the...

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