Chronic gastric ulcer is not unfrequently the starting point of cancer.
For the diseases of the stomach in general see Digestive Organs; and for special forms Gastritis, Gastric Ulcer, Dyspepsia, &C.; also Abdomen (Abdominal Surgery).
The climate is cold, dry and healthy, despite the prevalence of the famous "Aleppo button," a swelling which appears either on the face or on the hands, and breaks into an ulcer which lasts a year and leaves a permanent scar.
Wright, "Protozoa in a case of tropical ulcer (Delhi sore), " Journ.
The manner of his death was characteristic. A dangerous ulcer had compelled him to fast for a time.