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Modern chemical industry has almost hopelessly swamped the physician with a superabundance of hypnotics. To obtain the best effect from these agents, three factors have to be considered: the nature of the sleep disturbance, the nature of the diseased organism, and the nature of the...
Publicity is a potent factor for good in more than one walk of life. Even in such seemingly remote byways as clinical diagnosis and therapy, the heralding of unsuspected facts relating to disease may bring unanticipated benefits. Thus it sometimes happens that accurate description of...
Tradition undoubtedly contributes much of practical benefit to medicine, for it often embodies the accumulated experience of many physicians in matters that have not been subject to strict experimental test. Thus, the undoubted virtues of fresh air and sunlight in certain conditions have...
The etiology of scarlet fever has been under active investigation for many years. Loeffler,1 in 1884, and later other bacteriologists noted that the hemolytic streptococci were very abundant in the throats of acutely ill scarlet fever patients. Clinicians also noted the fact that in...
To the Editor:
—I am quoting from the remarks of Dr. F. C. Wood of New York (The Journal, October 3, p. 1050) on the subject of cancer heredity: "Of course, the animal experimentation done by Maud Slye in Chicago and by Bullock and Curtis in my laboratory have...
Clinically, it is recognized that the intravascular introduction of blood to a subject from an individual of homologous species is a therapeutic procedure of first rank. At times, blood transfusion may be the only agency through which life may be saved or prolonged.
(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)
Malaria Control at Little Rock....
The accurate diagnosis of mediastinal tumors is closely connected with the discovery and development of the science of roentgenology. A review of the literature previous to the diagnostic application of the roentgen ray reveals that the clinical diagnosis of mediastinal tumors, and...
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