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Surgical procedures involving opening of the thoracic space have multiplied in incidence and variety many times in the past decade and even in the past five years. With the advent of new techniques and drugs, surgery involving the lungs has become commonplace as compared with 1942. Esophageal...
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—We have recently isolated, from the spinal cord of a child with typical clinical and histological poliomyelitis, a filterable agent (Kentucky virus) that is not related immunologically to the three standard types of poliomyelitis. Human immune globulin neutralizes Kentucky virus...
The interest in soft tissue calcifications in cord injuries arose after World War I when a number of wounded veterans exhibited that type of injury. Special hospitals for paraplegics were established. A great number of such patients were studied by a group of French neurologists, orthopedists,...
The diagnosis of leukemia is considered a death sentence, and, in older age groups, it produces an unwarranted degree of fear on the part of patients with chronic leukemia as well as in their relatives. The average length of life in 129 patients with chronic lymphocytic and 236 patients with...
The author's basic thesis stresses the importance, in the production of cardiovascular disease, of the release of the catecholamines, epinephrine, and arterenol into the myocardium and the vascular musculature of the body. He presents many cogent arguments in support of this thesis and attempts,...
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—Dr. Hyman Engelberg discussed our article on heparin and angina and made several statements that require amplification (J. A. M. A.152:474 [May 30] 1953). His statement that "nearly all" of our patients had had angina for five years is inaccurate. In our article, we stated that...
Irish Physicians' Disapproval of "White Paper."
—An editorial in the Irish Medical Association's journal says that Irish physicians' disapproval of the "White Paper" on improved health services has been confirmed by the pronouncements of Dr. James Ryan, Minister of Health. Headed, "Why We...
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