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The latest report of the president of Harvard University to the Board of Overseers has caused a considerable stir among educators, professional men and women and in the general public. One of the passages most frequently quoted reads that "we are in danger of reaching the condition...
I want to discuss a way in which the rural community hospital may serve in postgraduate medical education and the continuing education of the physician. I say "may" advisedly because I do not believe that rural hospitals, generally, have fulfilled their function in this respect. Since...
The chief possible dangers of intravenous infusion, according to Orr,1 are immediate reactions with chills and fever; overburdening of the circulatory system by a rapid increase in blood volume; production of general edema and edema of the lungs; thrombosis at the site of intravenous...
Before the medical requirements of a hospital pharmacy are considered, it is important to have a clear understanding of the function of hospitals. It is generally recognized that a hospital has four primary purposes:
The diagnosis of disease.The treatment of the patient.The...
This case is reported to call attention to a medicament which has not been previously reported as capable of producing a contact dermatitis when applied to the skin.
A man, aged 23, a college student, complained of itching and pain in the perianal region and marked moisture in this area, Nov....
Mrs. G. L. N., a housewife, aged 61, complained chiefly of a rather constant pain in the midepigastrium which she had had for the past month. Now and again for some two or three years she had complained of mild nausea, which, however, was of only temporary nature. Shortly after the development...
The almost complete absence of unpleasant sequelae induced me in 1927 to adopt cisternal puncture as a routine measure. Previously I had used it only in selected cases. Since then lumbar puncture has not been resorted to except when fluid was not readily obtained by the suboccipital route.
Vitamin B1 deficiency in man involves predominantly the nervous and circulatory systems. Clinical descriptions of the disturbances in these systems under the name beriberi date back to ancient Chinese medical writings. Although known to be widespread in the Orient and common in Newfoundland,...
When it is recalled how common the practice is of leaving thermometers in the mouths of patients, including children and mental patients, it is indeed remarkable that these do not more frequently find their way into the esophagus or bronchi.
M. A., a man aged 45, had bulbar paralysis. Like...
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