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To the Editor:—
Although the review on "Tort Liability of Charitable Hospitals to Patients" in The Journal (168:788-789 [Oct. 11] 1958) provides a valuable survey of the law in the several states, it may be prudent to bring attention to an inaccuracy which appears in...
Shortly after 6 p. m. on Friday, June 20, 1958, Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California began picking up the pieces that remained from the largest disaster ever to strike the area. A simulated earthquake equivalent in force to the famous San Francisco quake of 1906 rained death,...
As Chairman of the Council on National Defense, I want to add the greetings of our Council to my personal good wishes to all of you attending this conference. The program indicates that the sessions will be most interesting and informative. I congratulate the program committee for obtaining such...
The promotion of disaster planning in a community is, at best, difficult and, for certain, unpopular. The disinterest of the public has been attributed to a sense of hopelessness with regard to protection from atomic warfare, to irresponsible planning and inconsistent leadership by government...
The resident is generally presumed to play some part in the hospital educational scheme, especially since emphasis on bedside teaching is increasing. His role in the educational team may not be evident to him, to his senior colleagues, or to the medical student. His abilities and...
On the evening of March 21, between 6:30 p. m. and 1 a. m., Tulane University carried out a realistic drill exercise. During the afternoon of March 21 a symposium was held on disaster medicine and included briefing discussions pertinent to the exercise to be conducted that evening.
The bentonite flocculation test (BFT) is a modification of a serologic test used to detect Trichinella antibodies. Ingredients for the test are readily available from commercial sources. Stock preparations are stable for months. Equipment necessary for this test is available in the...
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HOMEMAKER SERVICES
A National Conference on Homemaker Services, sponsored by the American Medical Association among 26 national, voluntary, and governmental agencies and organizations, will be held at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Feb....
To the Editor:—
In The Journal (168:257-261 [Sept. 20] 1958) Foster and Knutson gave some interesting data regarding the frequency of occurrence of the association of cholelithiasis, hiatus hernia, and diverticulosis coli in a hospital population. This frequency was...
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