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Surgery is the first of the branches of medicine to be severely hampered in its graduate teaching by the changing economic status of patients. Halsted introduced to the United States the present type of residency training, which is modified from the German system. This type of training,...
Methocarbamol was administered to approximately 110 patients with various forms of neuromuscular disease marked by involuntary muscular activity. Given intravenously, the drug caused significant reduction of both involuntary tonic and clonic contractions in 30 patients whose symptoms...
It is 31 years since the first edition of this textbook reached the American medical profession. Most, if not all, of the younger and middle-aged neurologists now writing were weaned in the neurological sciences on the earlier editions. Throughout the years this book has maintained a...
The medico-actuarial height-weight tables of 1912 indicate definitely that the population as a whole gains weight with advancing years. For example, the average weight of a man 5 feet and 10 inches tall, aged 25, is 71.3 kg. (157 lb.), but of a man aged 55 years the weight is 78.6 kg. (173 lb.),...
To the Editor:—
We are heartened by both the splendid article of Pell and D'Alonzo which appeared in the Jan. 25, 1958, issue of The Journal, page 332, and the later critical comments of Dr. Russek in the March 22, 1958, issue, page 1508, if only because both sets of...
Medical education is facing today one of the strangest combinations of paradoxes imaginable. In the first place, medical schools and voluntary hospitals in the United States have been confronted with the gravest of financial crises in a decade of unprecedented prosperity. In the second...
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