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The accidental ingestion of drugs causes 35% of deaths from poisoning in children 1 to 5 years of age. In this age group the incidence of poisoning from drugs is, however, far greater than that from household agents. Mellins and co-workers1 reported the incidence of drug poisoning alone from the...
ELSEWHERE IN this issue of The Journal (page 1235) a correspondent directs attention to the development of moniliasis of the soft palate and pharynx, sometimes fatal, after the use of antibiotic lozenges. Although antibiotic lozenges enjoy a degree of popularity in the local treatment of...
The extent to which oxytocin is being used to initiate or stimulate uterine contractions in labor was investigated by analyzing certain information on birth and fetal death certificates in New York City. Of 165,150 live births in 1955, 7,694 (4.7%) were induced with intravenously given...
Catheters kept in the urinary bladder as long as four days provoke bacteriuria in almost every case. The technique here described prevents this complication by continuous irrigation with 0.25% acetic acid through a catheter with three lumens. One passage permits distention of the...
The long intestinal tube commonly employed in a wide variety of conditions has been in use for about 20 years. The single lumen tube was introduced in 1944, at which time mercury began to replace air in the tube's bag.1 The complications of intubation have been discussed by many authors. The...
To the Editor:—
Medical practitioners who are registered in South Africa and who may at present be in the United States should be aware of the fact that applications may now be submitted for the 1959 award of the Eli Lilly Medical Research Fellowship. The fellowship...
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