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Like many of his medico-literary colleagues, the author believes that rather than leave medical writing to journalists with second-hand information, physicians should take the lead in satisfying the public interest in matters pertaining to health. To meet the challenge, he has written in simple...
The syndrome was first reported in the literature by A. B. Marfan1 in 1896 as pieds d'aragne (spider feet). Méry and Babonneix2 suggested the name hyperchondroplasia. C. Achard3 in 1902 because of the spider-like appearance of the extended fingers called it arachnodactyly. Since that time there...
Castellani was the first to report on pulmonary spirochetosis, in 1906, and since then many case reports have appeared in the literature, chiefly from the Far East and also from Central and South America. It is generally accepted as a disease entity, although Manson-Bahr, David T. Smith and...
This valuable reference book has been made even more valuable by this revision, in which developments of recent years have been included. There is new material in this edition, such as chapters on solutions for special purposes, allergenic solutions, and the inclusion of possible...
Second attacks of poliomyelitis have been reported infrequently. In 1948, Fox and his associates1 reviewed the literature, noted 21 second attacks of poliomyelitis, and added one. Fifteen other cases were listed as doubtful. Besides those series, seven reliable and two probable second attacks...
The general public has but a vague idea of what a sexual criminal is. It calls him a sex maniac, thinks he is some terrible monster, and is afraid of him. Questioned directly, women mention rape and perhaps exhibitionism or assaults, especially on children. The public is likely to regard simple...
In the latter half of October 1947 an explosive outbreak of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea affected 139 of 193 boys in a New England boarding school. None of the usual intestinal pathogens was identified. Evidence is presented that this kind of outbreak is no isolated event, and that the pattern...
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