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When a patient has vague gastrointestinal symptoms that persist unchanged, the surgeon should consider the possibility that the patient has ingested a foreign body, perhaps without knowing it. The literature on the subject reveals many interesting case reports but a high percentage of error in...
The occurrence of a chronic nonmalignant fistula between the esophagus and the tracheobronchial tree is a rarity, according to recorded medical literature. In infants, it is usually reported as a congenital anomaly associated with esophageal atresia, with a frequency of from one in 50,000...
Congenital cystic disease of the lung was described over 300 years ago by Fontanus and was again noted by Bartholinus in 1687. For the most part, it remained a pathological curiosity until the advent of modern thoracic surgery. In 1925, Koontz 2 reported a case in a child 12 days old and...
A studied attempt has been made to classify the recommendations of the Truman Commission on the Health Needs of the Nation as a middle-of-the-road program built on the solid foundation of voluntary health insurance. This claim demands our attention before examining the many parts of the report....
Acute infectious mononucleosis occurring simultaneously with Hodgkin's disease in the same patient is a unique circumstance. Whether these conditions are related basically cannot be determined on the basis of this case; it is possible that they occurred coincidentally in this patient.
I have divided my paper into two different parts: first, "What We Spend" and, second, "What We Get for What We Spend for Medical Care." First, consider "What We Spend." This first half may seem rather stale to those of you who have digested the thick Fact Book that the commission...
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