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What are the indications for tonsillectomy in adult life? Why is it that some persons are greatly benefited by the operation, while others get no help? Is there any way in which we can distinguish between the two groups when they first come to us for advice? After puzzling over these...
To the Editor:
—In The Journal, May 5, there was an editorial comment on the trend of the Wassermann test. I think that all present day serologists of experience are agreed that positive Wassermann reactions are not obtained when syphilis does not exist if the tests...
—In the editorial on "Suicide Statistics" (The Journal, May 5, p. 1316), it was stated that "the figures from the United States Census Bureau for the registration area are not available for 1921 and 1922." Dr. William H. Davis, Washington, D. C., Chief Statistician for Vital...
To the Editor:
—The article of Strong and Wilmaers (The Journal, May 5, p. 1308) is much to the point. I am particularly interested in the matter of the relation of drops to minims. I have tested many digitalis tinctures, and agree with the writers that there are...
Meinicke,1 in 1917. and Sachs and Georgi,2 in 1918, reported the practical application of the precipitin test to the diagnosis of syphilis. They claimed that the results were as accurate as those obtained by a carefully performed Wassermann test, and further that frequently the blood...
April 27, 1923.
Vital Statistics for 1922
The Journal officiel published recently the vital statistics for France for the year 1922. Compared with the statistics for 1921, the results are as follows:
As will be seen, the excess of births over deaths was much less in...
It is now nearly ten years since Cole and his associates at the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research began the use of specific antipneumococcus serum in the treatment of lobar pneumonia due to the Type I organism. In spite of the brilliant results from time to time...
In the latter part of 1919, we entered on a study of the treatment of syphilis of the central nervous system with a view to the development and use of new drugs. At the suggestion of Dr. Wade H. Brown, we began our study with tryparsamid, the sodium salt of N-Phenyl-glycineamid-p-arsonic...
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