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The breadth and increasing complexity of medicine have made it necessary for the physician to concentrate his efforts in certain limited areas for purposes of study and teaching and for the clinical application of what we already know and are now learning. It is through the intensive...
Most of the chapters in this delightful book are devoted to one historic person. The sections deal with anatomic parts and landmarks; measurements; clinical signs, tests, and rules; phenomena of pregnancy and labor; bacteria; ovarian tumors; syndromes; positions, instruments, and...
Successful scientific investigation has thrived with the motto "divide and conquer." Only by dividing and subdividing major problems into manageable parts has it been possible to obtain definitive data which, when interpreted, could be resynthesized to answer the original question....
The Advisory Board for Medical Specialties was established 25 years ago. There was, at that time, a growing concern because of the degree of specialization in medicine resulting from rapid advances in medical science and technology. The purpose of the board was to provide a mechanism for...
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Major Gen. Leonard D. Heaton has been named surgeon general to succeed Major Gen. Silas B. Hays whose term expired on April 30. General Heaton, who was commanding general of Walter Reed Army Medical Center,...
A 39-year-old man was bitten on the back of the hand by a rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) 122 cm. in length. Immediate treatment consisted of suction and application of a tourniquet. Subsequent alarming symptoms were treated by multiple incisions; hypodermic injections of an antivenin;...
Modern medicine and specialism are historically coextensive and all but synonymous. It is understandable, therefore, that the future of medicine is commonly envisaged in the patterns of the immediate past, that is, in the further development and refinement of specialization. Those so...
I do not have to prove to this group that this is a changing world. Nor do I have to demonstrate that medicine is also changing. Nevertheless, I want to outline briefly three important areas of change in America that are affecting, and will affect, medicine profoundly....
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