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In the early days of pollen treatment the accepted procedure consisted in preseasonal desensitization, attempting to give the maximum dosage of pollen extract and produce maximum tolerance just before the onset of the season. Treatment was then discontinued. When symptoms persisted in...
M. S., a woman, aged 31, a single, white American schoolteacher, was admitted to the medical service of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Feb. 11, 1931, because of pain in the legs and difficulty in walking of seven weeks' duration.
She had always been well except for asthmatic attacks...
(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.)
—Dr. William A....
To the Editor:
—The issue of May 23 of The Journal has a most instructive paper by Rosser on chemical rectal stricture. I feel that the author has been most timely in his warning against indiscriminate injection of hemorrhoids. However, it is possible that his...
Congress of Internal Medicine
The annual Congress of Internal Medicine, held in Wiesbaden, April 13-16, and attended by 1,200 members and guests, was opened with an address by the president, Prof. G. von Bergmann of Berlin. He emphasized that the revolutionary...
By public health effort, syphilis can be made a rare disease in this generation. Scientific knowledge is available and practical methods are known, but public health action is necessary. Here is a disease which in its health and economic importance ranks with cancer and tuberculosis but...
To the Editor:
—In The Journal, April 18, Howitt, Shaw, Thelander and Limper in their article on the immunization of goats and sheep to poliomyelitis virus make the following statement in the opening paragraph: "In 1917 Neustaedter and Banzhaf inoculated a horse with...
There seems to be a widespread belief among certain public health men, practicing physicians and laymen that hookworm disease has been so reduced by the control campaigns in the southern part of the United States that it is no longer of any importance as a public health problem. There is...
Parathyroidectomy in Polyarthritis
Professor Leriche of Strasbourg and Adolphe Jung have published an article on parathyroidectomy in ankylopoietic polyarthritis, in which they seek to verify the results obtained by Oppel. As likewise Oppel, they found that there are...
Chrome compounds are well known for their irritating and corrosive action on skin and mucous membranes, and the literature abounds in reports of dermatitis, ulceration of the skin and perforation of the nasal septum as a result of exposure to them. Systemic poisoning by chrome, on the...
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