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The experimental facts on the physiologic action of the ultraviolet rays may be divided into three outstanding groups of theoretical and practical importance: the effect on growth and nutrition, the inhibitive action on bacterial growth, and the influence on the antimicrobic resistance...
Right of Privileged Communication
French law provides that a physician must keep absolutely secret everything that his patient confides to him and also everything that his profession has revealed to him. To be sure, medicolegal experts appointed by the courts to...
The following is a preliminary report of studies on yellow fever carried out by the West African Yellow Fever Commission of the Rockefeller Foundation. A detailed report, covering the work presented here as well as other studies on this subject, will be published shortly.
During the past four years, studies of tuberculosis in patients and animals with special reference to diagnostic cutaneous reactions and allied phenomena of sensitization1 have led me to investigate more critically a phase of experimental tuberculosis that has not received much attention...
Effects of White Lead
Mr. Kohn-Alrest, director of the laboratory of toxicology of the city of Paris, recently addressed the Geneva Medical Society on "The Effects of White Lead on the Human Organism." The lecturer showed that pigments having a zinc basis, when...
In the transport of bile from the liver, where it is produced, along the biliary passages and its ultimate discharge into the small intestine, several factors are important. Failure or even temporary interruption of function of the normal activities at any point along the route is likely...
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1927, there occurred thirty-six cases of intestinal poisoning among the personnel of the Sigma Nu fraternity house at Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y.
On Saturday, October 1, chickens were purchased for the Sunday noon meal and were only partially consumed on Sunday. Those...
Distention is the symptom that demands immediate attention in late cases of obstruction of the bowels, whether the cause is mechanical, inflammatory or disturbed innervation. The more distended the abdomen is, the more serious the condition. If distention is relieved, the patient is in...
Convention of the Italian League for Combating Cancer
The Lega italiana per la lotta contro il cancro held recently at Milan its first national convention.
STATISTICS ON CANCER IN ITALY
The paper on the first main topic, "Cancer...
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