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Wendel1 reported the first case of acute torsion of the gallbladder. To date, 112 cases of torsion of the gallbladder have been collected from the world literature. In only two cases was a correct preoperative diagnosis made.2
Report of a Case
An 82-year-old woman was admitted to University...
This textbook was written primarily for teaching at the undergraduate level and should have been called "An Introduction to Oral Diagnosis." The authors are well acquainted with the needs and level of understanding of students, the desirability of easy reading, and the necessity to...
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
The following reports will be presented to the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association at its session to be held in Atlantic City in June.
REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Most newborn infants breathe through the nose and open the mouth only to cry or feed. The inhibition against mouth-breathing is sometimes so strong that obstructing the nose leads to suffocation. This is believed to account for some asphyxial deaths in newborn infants, since bilateral...
During the past decade, the problems of professional liability confronting both hospital and physician have become increasingly severe. Not only has the frequency of claims increased but also the amount of indemnities paid and judgments rendered. In some areas total losses now practically...
An increasingly large number of patients suffer from the various manifestations of fecal impaction. Proper management of the condition will prevent much suffering, many laparotomies, and even colostomies. Fecal impaction is defined as the presence in the rectum or colon of firm stercus...
A case report in this issue of The Journal, page 653, by Alkalay and co-workers calls attention to a syndrome that seems to be in the process of being differentiated from the pyrexias of unknown origin. In 1948 Reimann1 grouped together under the term periodic disease a series of...
The assumption that staphylococci have gained in importance among the causes of pneumonia is questioned. The comparison here made between statistics published before 1932 and the data assembled by the authors from 1,177 cases of acute pneumonia indicate a decline. But when staphylococcic...
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