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The pessimistic Euripides states that "not to be born is best, and next, to die as soon as possible." Unfortunates, therefore, as human beings we exist, irrespective of our responsibility for our presence; but, contrary to the philosopher's advice, it seems to be a fundamental trait of...
Approximately 7 per cent of case histories in the neuropsychiatric outpatient department of Veterans' Hospital 81, New York, reveal a diagnosis of constitutional psychopathic inferiority or some synonymous term, made once or oftener during the last six years by attending specialists of...
The frequent complaints of disturbed menstruation brought to the clinician serve as a constant stimulus to him to seek the fundamental cause for these disturbances. In order to evaluate properly the disturbances of menstruation, one must first explain the normal periodic changes that...
[Editorial Note.—This paper, together with the paper by Drs. Cutler and Fine, which follows it, concludes the symposium on "Sympathectomy." In our last issue we published the three papers by Drs. Forbes and Cobb, Dr. Ranson, and Drs. Davis and Kanavel.]
The pathologic process that gives rise to the clinical picture angina pectoris is of unknown etiology. Therefore, medical men have attempted symptomatic relief chiefly by rest and nitroglycerin, or by antispecific treatment when the disease has had a syphilitic origin. As these methods...
This case is reported because of two unusual features: the simultaneous occurrence of pregnancy in the two fallopian tubes, and rupture of both tubes with a considerable interval separating the two accidents.
H. U., an unmarried woman, aged 41, was taken suddenly ill, June 26, with severe...
The best grade of turpentine is obtained by tapping the living pine trees collecting the resins that exude, and refining them. The turpentine so derived is "gum spirits of turpentine." This method is wasteful of timber, and its use is rapidly diminishing. Lumbering operations afford every year a...
The device here described and illustrated was developed with the idea of furnishing the physician a convenient, sterile and ever-ready combination for sewing up wounds. It embodies features of simplicity, efficiency and convenience that will afford increased skill and greater speed (from four to...
Loss of voice is a rare condition when it is caused by pressure of the thyroid gland. R. C. Coffey1 does not remember having had a case of aphonia which was relieved by the removal of a goiter.
G. W. Crile1 says: "About 4 per cent of our cases show a unilateral paralysis and often present some...
The administration forms for medication of the urethra in descending order of importance are: (1) lotions, (2) urethral suppositories, and (3) ointments.
—These may be given by injection, instillation or irrigation. The mucous...
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