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In the statistical study of human disease, such factors as age, sex, and race need explicit evaluation. Of these, the racial factor perhaps has been the most frequently neglected and misinterpreted. That this may prevent the more complete understanding of disease has been pointed out in...
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE—"TREATING CANCER"
Various treatments of malignant diseases are explained in terms readily understandable to the layman, in a new booklet. Single copies may be obtained from the Public Health Service. Larger quantities may be purchased from the...
A 36-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in a stupor with a history of six days of oliguria after a period of heavy alcohol intake. He complained of headache and of tenderness bilaterally in the costophrenic angles. He underwent dialysis by means of a twin-coil kidney twice, with...
It is proposed that Wegener's granulomatosis be considered a clinicopathological triad, since it involves primarily three systems: vascular, respiratory, and renal. Pathologically, it is a focal necrotizing vasculitis which involves both arteries and veins and produces necrotizing...
Because every physician who has prepared a communication for J. A. M. A. devotes a portion of his time and talent in advancing the medical profession, it has occurred to us that it might be appropriate to devote some space to one of the new, though less spectacular services, which is now...
To the Editor:—
We at St. Clare's Hospital are studying the problem of how to run a 150-bed general hospital without available house staff. This problem has interested us for several years. We have been functioning, as many other hospitals have, with foreign...
To the Editor:—
I am writing in reference to an unsigned review of the monograph entitled "Cancer of the Breast" (edited by W. H. Parsons, Springfield, Ill., Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1959) in The Journal, April 2, page 1573. By a recent and highly desirable...
Most cases of pulmonary histoplasmosis seem to have an acute but benign course, and the infection usually subsides without the necessity of specific therapy. Many acute pulmonic Histoplasma infections are probably never specifically recognized.
The chronic pulmonary form of the disease has...
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