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Artificial Circulation and Oxygenation.
—At a meeting of the Chilean Heart Society in December, Prof. F. Rojas Villegas and co-workers, after making a brief resumé of all the techniques for artificial circulation and oxygenation at present available, reported their own experience that started...
Civil Service Medical Officers' Pay.
—The pay of three grades of medical officers in the civil service has now been revised and the new scales are to operate as from Jan. 1, 1952. A claim was first presented to the treasury in August, 1949, but in February, 1950, it was rejected. The Chancellor...
The bedside method of determining the serum bicarbonate level described previously1 provided a simple, rapid means of obtaining information for a rough clinical appraisal of acid-base balance. The improved method, described here, preserves all the advantages of the previous method, is two to...
In 1923, Gamble1 showed that the serum total base concentration reflected the total electrolyte concentration throughout the body and constructed his now famous Gamblegram to illustrate the importance of total base. However, total base was a difficult determination in the clinical laboratory....
To the Editor:
—In the article "Management of Ulcer Symptoms After Vagotomy" (J. A. M. A.154:1345-1437 [April 17] 1954), under the heading dumping syndrome and hypoglycemic reactions, Wilkins and associates state that "In the treatment of this syndrome, the diet should be modified so that the...
Diabetes mellitus has ceased to be a contraindication for any type of operation. The number of diabetics who receive surgical treatment has steadily increased during the past three decades since the discovery of insulin and will continue to increase in future years. Among the factors responsible...
To the Editor:
—I am writing about my article that appeared in The Journal, Nov. 7, 1953, page 910. I wish to state that some of the material used in that paper was taken from an article on iatrogenic heart disease published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (38:9-22 [Jan.] 1953) by Dr. Harry...
Experimental work by Courvoisier and Fournel1 has shown that a new phenothiazine compound chlorpromazine (a French generic name for 10-[γ-dimethylaminopropyl]-2-chlorophenothiazine hydrochloride) intensifies and prolongs the action of various drugs, notably narcotics, hypnotics, anesthetics, and...
Prophylactic therapy of bronchiectasis may be continuous or intermittent, and it may necessitate the use of one or more drugs at alternate periods. Since the majority of bronchial infections are associated with gram-positive bacteria, penicillin is the drug of choice. This may be given orally in...
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