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Excluding deaths from enemy action, the standardized death rate from all causes decreased 26 per cent in the decade 1936-1945 among persons insured by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. at ages 1 to 74. Decline in mortality was experienced by each of the four color-sex groups. Reductions in...
Pain is a frequent symptom of disease or injury and in most instances may be relieved by the removal of the underlying cause or by the use of anesthetic agents or analgesic drugs, or it may be tolerated with fortitude and varying degrees of resignation by those who possess such qualities...
To the Editor:—
I wish to take exception to a clinical note that appeared in The Journal, February 19, page 526, and that attributes the death of a patient to a (possibly intravenous) injection of penicillin. The author of the note, George L. Waldbott, believes that...
There is a growing body of evidence that altered reactivity of the tissues on reexposure to certain substances is the causative factor in the production of several diseases the causation of which has been obscure, such as periarteritis nodosa, dermatomyositis, acute glomerular nephritis...
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Dr. F. Kenneth Albrecht's letter in The Journal of March 26, page 870, necessitates an important correction. Dr. Albrecht regrets that "thousands of competent and qualified German physicians are banned from practicing their profession because they are...
This book is of special historic interest, since it represents the report of the first extensive nationwide study to determine the clinical use of a chemotherapeutic agent. Before penicillin became generally available for use in this country, its distribution and use were controlled by...
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