Tag: Helicobacter pylori

The Man Who Tried to Give Himself An Ulcer… For Science

Here at SciShow, we don’t like to indulge the idea of the ‘mad scientist.’ But sometimes scientists do live up to the stereotype, and resort to doing things most of us would never do. Like experimenting on themselves to prove a point. In 1984, an Australian doctor named Barry Marshall

Finding a cure for stomach ulcers. Part 1

Finding a cure for stomach ulcers. Part 1

For decades everyone, including the medical profession, thought that stomach ulcers were caused,… … by a combination of stress, spicy foods and too much acid. I will remember the surgical treatments we meted out in my young days as a doctor. However, in the early eighties a young doctor working

The surprising cause of stomach ulcers – Rusha Modi

The surprising cause of stomach ulcers – Rusha Modi

In 1984, an enterprising Australian doctor named Barry Marshall decided to take a risk. Too many of his patients were complaining of severe abdominal pain due to stomach ulcers, which are sores in the lining of the upper intestinal tract. At the time, few effective treatments for ulcers existed, and