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Accidents constitute a major health problem, and the prevention of accidental poisoning is an important phase of it. There are now, in the United States, 200 centers actively working on the prevention of deaths from this cause. Their functioning is illustrated by three case histories. A...
Shock is one of the most dreaded sequels of acute myocardial infarction. Its mortality rate, estimated at about 80%, is approximately three to four times higher than the over-all mortality of acute myocardial infarction, as based on unselected series, and more than 20 times higher than some...
Important in the list of iatrogenic diseases are the abnormalities of bone, especially sarcoma, that appear many years after the internal administration of radium.1 Radium salts were given orally and intravenously in the treatment of numerous medical disorders during the period...
To the Editor:—
For many years syphilis has been accepted as a public health responsibility, and its management, to a greater extent than that of most diseases, has been concentrated in clinics supported entirely or partially by public health funds. This can be...
The specific purpose of a cardiac monitor is to give some warning of impending disaster and to aid in making an immediate diagnosis once arrest or fibrillation has occurred. Such a device is intended to assist the anesthesiologist, not to supplant him or convert his specialty to...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Although the laws quoted in this excellent book are those of England, Wales, and Scotland, the scientific procedures and reasonable inference to be drawn...
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