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In 1933 the prevailing high mortality following operations on the gallbladder in unselected cases was 9.6%. While it is true that in selected cases without complications the mortality from removal of the gallbladder in experienced hands is around 1 or 2%, a mortality of around 10% is...
To the Editor—
A menacing specter is on the horizon with the extension of social security to include the medical profession by the "benefactors" in Washington. As was pointed out before, physicians do not retire at the age of 65. The long, arduous, and expensive...
Surgical Forum in Los Angeles.—
The Society of Graduate Surgeons of the Los Angeles County Hospital will hold its annual surgical forum March 1-5 at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles. Guest lecturers will be Drs. Robert S....
To the Editor:—
Dr. Turkel's article "Merits of the Present Coroner's System" was excellent (The Journal, Nov. 21, 1953). Although I have never held public office, I have been associated with the coroner's office of Detroit for 41 years. In the same issue, an...
THE MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL PROGRAM OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
AN EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS
Adm. Joel T. Boone (MC), U.S.N. (Ret.), Washington, D. C.
I have always felt that when a magazine publishes an...
Modified Affiliation Plan for Army Hospitals.—
More than 50 medical colleges and large civilian hospitals throughout the United States have entered into an informal agreement with the Army Surgeon General whereby each will furnish a...
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