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Although the ophthalmologist plays the leading role in the treatment of retinal detachment, the family physician may have to make important decisions. He may have to decide whether an elderly patient can endure long general anesthesia and confinement to bed with a minimum of movement. He...
A contrast medium was injected into the medullary cavity of the right femur in order to visualize the vascular pattern of the marrow for diagnostic purposes, the patient being a 60-year-old woman with widely metastasizing carcinoma. At death, emboli consisting of marrow cells and a bone...
Apparent recovery in two out of three cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura was attributed to massive treatment with corticotropin and prednisolone. The role of splenectomy, performed in each case, was not so clear. The death of one patient, treated only with ACTH, was associated...
Among the many striking presentations at the recent annual meeting, in Chicago, of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, was the program on Problems in Toxicology. A series of papers delivered under the chairmanship of Drs. Chauncey D. Leake and W. Henry Sebrell...
To the Editor:—
I desire to express my approval of the letter by Holzer in The Journal, April 9, page 1678, on the subject of nurse anesthetists. I agree that it is doubtful that it would be desirable to have all anesthetics administered by physicians. It probably...
To the Editor:—
I would like to comment on Dr. Holzer's letter to the editor (J. A. M. A. 172:1678 [April 9] 1960). One must agree with the criticism of the paper by Cull (J. A. M. A. 172:416 [Jan. 30] 1960) pertaining to the reduction in deaths from maternal...
The observation of three cases of erythema multiforme exudativum (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome) associated with the administration of sulfamethoxypyridazine (Kynex) and the knowledge of at least two other instances observed by others prompted this communication. It is always difficult to...
The relative advantages of percussion and of single roentgenograms were studied in 32 cases of pericardial effusion. The diagnosis was established by actual demonstration of the presence of effusion fluid by paracentesis, biopsy, autopsy, or serial roentgenograms. The single...
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