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It is widely recognized that perforation of the sigmoid colon leading to abscess formation or spreading peritonitis is a common complication of sigmoid diverticulitis. Much less common but occasionally reported is free perforation into the peritoneal cavity occurring soon after the onset of...
Pooled human plasma, untreated, has been a frequent cause of serum hepatitis. Blood from one donor carrying the virus can make a whole pool infectious. Obviously the likelihood of plasma being infected varies with the number of donors making up the pool. Plasma from a large pool is more...
This book actually covers the whole field of orthopedics, at lease with reference to diagnosis. Cases that would be treated in the office have a much more extensive diagnosis and differential diagnosis, while those that would of necessity be hospital cases are mentioned briefly, since these...
Dr. Guedel Honored.
—At the Third Biennial Western Conference of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Ralph T. Knight, Minneapolis, president, American Society of Anesthesiologists, acting on behalf of the Cuban Society of Anesthesiology, presented to Dr. Arthur E. Guedel, emeritus associate...
The years 1935 to 1939 at the neurological unit of the Boston City Hospital witnessed the beginning of a revolution in the understanding and control of epilepsy. In this clinic, then under the supervision of one of us (T. J. P.), electroencephalography for the first time became a routine...
Uncontrolled hemorrhage due to thrombocytopenia may occur not only in essential thrombocytopenia but also in secondary thrombocytopenia such as may follow treatment of leukemia with myelotoxic agents or exposure to ionizing radiation. Such a hemorrhage responds poorly to transfusion of blood...
To the Editor:
—One sees some unusual and amusing things in India. One afternoon a 32-year-old Caucasian (East Indian) man walked into the Giffard Mission Hospital. The mouth of a brass pot (a chimboo) was very firmly fixed to his anterior abdominal wall; in fact, a portion of the wall was...
Since I131, the eight day, half-life isotope of iodine, became available on a large scale, its uptake by the thyroid gland has been used as a diagnostic test in the study of thyroid disorders. The thyroid uptake or diagnostic tracer study is generally afforded equal importance with the...
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