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Venous thrombosis, with its insidious onset and disabling, if not tragic, complications, is receiving more attention than ever by surgeons, internists, and obstetricians. As medical science conquers more and more of the traditional foes of mankind, it becomes only natural that intravascular...
It is not often that a letter is reproduced in its entirety in the editorial pages of The Journal; however, in view of the discussions that have arisen concerning Oscar R. Ewing's advocation of federal intervention in health activities, the readers of this periodical will be interested in the...
Since 1947, almost 50 publications have appeared which report that many varieties of pain as well as edema, muscle spasm, itching, symptoms of asthma, and certain eye diseases have been relieved by intravenous procaine. Most observers have reported that the side-actions are minimal and of little...
Repression of Prostitution.
—In Colombia, except in Bogotá, prostitution has been tolerated under regulation. Prostitution was suppressed in Bogotá in 1949, when municipal law No. 95 was enforced. It was recently stated that suppression of prostitution in Bogotá has resulted in an increase in...
To the Editor:
—I noticed in The Journal of Sept. 8, 1951, page 198, an abstract of an article entitled "Methemoglobinemia Due to Aniline," from the Medical Journal of Australia. You state that "this seems to be the first case in which such poisoning was produced by the pure chemical." On Sept....
A recent editorial in the Los Angeles Mirror reveals the apathy shown by too many citizens of this country when elections are held. According to this newspaper, less than 50 per cent of qualified United States voters exercise their privilege of voting in national elections. In Los Angeles the...
Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.
—A clinic for "blue babies" and other children with congenital heart malformations amenable to surgery has been opened at the Grace-New Haven Community Hospital by the Children's Bureau with the cooperation of the state health department. This is...
Although numerous individual case reports of laboratory-acquired infections have appeared in the literature, few studies have given any indication of the magnitude of this problem as it relates to the occupational health of laboratory workers. As a matter of fact, until recently little...
Three decades have elapsed since coronary occlusion became widely recognized as a clinical entity. It is now possible, therefore, to have a comprehensive view of the acute attack and to study its subsequent course among the many patients who have survived. At first, only the severe attacks were...
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