Duodenal ulcer, urban stress and the concept of 'marginal man'.

  • Lufcille Blumberg
  • Published 1983 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


The increasing incidence of duodenal ulcer among Blacks, and the incidence at Ga-Rankuwa Hospital, Pretoria, are discussed. The role of urbanization and urban stress is considered, and the concept of 'marginal man' in relation to urban stress is outlined. A plea is made for the utilization of this concept in the study of the problem.

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@article{Blumberg1983DuodenalUU, title={Duodenal ulcer, urban stress and the concept of 'marginal man'.}, author={Lufcille Blumberg}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={1983}, volume={64 16}, pages={630-2} }