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† Grievance committees within county and state medical societies have been active for at least four decades. Originally involving only the patient and the physician, they now deal also with insurance companies and other organizations concerned with the financing of medical care. A survey...
New Air Force Hospital.—
The newest of the United States Air Force's medical treatment facilities, a 50-bed hospital, was dedicated at Kindley Air Force Base in Bermuda on June 21, 1956. This is a permanently constructed...
The Sengstaken triple-lumen double-balloon nasogastric tube1 has been of great value in the emergency therapy of hemorrhage from esophageal varices.2 However, there has been little mention in the literature of the difficulty in maintaining a constant pressure in the esophageal balloon. A gradual...
To the Editor:—
With regard to reactions to meprobamate ( Kositchek, R. J.: Reactions to Meprobamate, Correspondence Section, J. A. M. A.161:644 [June 16] 1956), my colleague and I have now given this drug to more than 200 patients, including the prerelease testing...
The frontiers of epilepsy are many: the anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of the brain; psychology and psychiatry; pharmacology, sociology, and legal medicine; and the broad borderland of human relations. On each of these fronts some advance is being made. For example, the World Health...
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The description of "focal emphysema" as a distinct pathological entity in coal workers is associated with the Welsh National School of Medicine. The existence of this form of emphysema, characteristic of the simple dust lesion in coal workers, has...
Within a matter of weeks physicians from over the world will meet in Havana, Cuba, to attend the 10th Annual Assembly of the World Medical Association. Those who know this delightful Caribbean country will need no second invitation to plan for the pleasures that accompany meetings of the...
Lane Medical Lectures.—
The 33rd course of Lane Medical Lectures will be delivered in Lane Hall, Stanford University School of Medicine (Sacramento Street near Webster, San Francisco), by Sir Charles Dodds, M.V.O., M.D., Ph.D.,...
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