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On Oct. 5, 1936, a leading orthopedic surgeon of New York opened the hip joint of an 11 year old boy in order to reduce the deformity resulting from a traumatic separation of the epiphysis of the neck of the femur. The operative procedure went smoothly; the wound was closed without...
The development of resistance to the antibiotics is a phenomenon of great theoretic interest to the bacteriologist, and it may some day become a matter of major concern to the clinician. I shall limit my discussion to penicillin and streptomycin, the two antibiotics which have been most...
The choice of an anesthetic agent or procedure for abdominal surgery is prefaced frequently by this question, "What do you use for operations on the gallbladder or what do you use for hysterectomy?" The same query might be applied to operations on the gastrointestinal tract or on almost...
In 1940 I reported1 on my initial experience with the treatment of esophageal varices by injection of a sclerosing solution through an esophagoscope according to the technic of Crafoord and Frenckner,2 and in 1941 I reported3 on 11 cases in which this method of treatment had been used....
The treatment of flour with chemical agents is a widespread commercial practice. In general these chemical agents are applied either for "bleaching" or for "improving" the flour. Common usage has made the term bleaching synonymous for both of these effects. The main reasons for using...
Recently, Mellanby (1946)1 has shown that when white flour is bleached with nitrogen trichloride, known as the "agene" process, a toxic product is produced which will induce running fits when the flour is included in rations fed to dogs. Earlier, Arnold and Elvehjem (1939)2 prepared a...
Fifty years ago Joseph François Felix Babinski,1 a neurologist of Paris, France, who was then 39 years of age, for the first time described his reflex of dorsiflexion of the great toe on stimulation of the sole. This (now) historic report was made at the meeting of the Société de...
The family physician, even though he does not practice surgery, is interested in surgical developments. Many general practitioners do what is known as ordinary general surgery and do it well.
The purpose of this paper is briefly to outline and summarize some of the developments...
Following is a letter sent by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, Frank G. Boudreau, Chairman, to Dr. Paul B. Dunbar, Commissioner of Foods and Drugs.
November 8, 1947
Dr. P. B. Dunbar
Commissioner of Foods and Drugs
Federal Security Agency
Washington, D. C.
Philadelphia, April 9, 1947
Dr. R. A. Kelser, chairman, Special Committee on Rabies, American Veterinary Medical Association, invited representatives of the organizations indicated to meet at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 9, 1947 to discuss a rabies control program:...
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