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The direct surgical attack upon biliary tract disease began less than a century ago, when Bobbs, in 1867, performed the first cholecystostomy.1 Langenbuch reported the first recorded cholecystectomy in 1883.1 Exploration of the common duct for removal of calculi was accomplished by Kummell in...
Sixty cases of staphylococcic infection occurring during a 12-month period were treated with vaccine therapy and evaluated as follows: 5 cases of failure, 11 cases of improvement, and 44 cases of excellent response. The antigenicity of the vaccine depended on the use of a mild killing...
Considerable evidence has now appeared in the literature linking a deficiency of magnesium to clinical symptoms in man. It seems that the physician, already burdened with the necessity of reckoning with sodium, potassium, and calcium in disease states, now must also be alert for evidence...
Lists of drugs with thumbnail descriptions, more portentously called monographs, have long been used in American medicine. There seems to be a need for them; many have appeared from time to time and many more are now available. There are the carefully prepared and selected official...
To the Editor:—
Dr. Price has rightly questioned my statements regarding the value of inorganic iron in the secondary anemias caused by sulfones. Although these statements are based on reports by many leprologists, it must be admitted that a controlled study of the...
The effect of pregnancy on patients operated on for stricture of the bile duct has been speculative, and some have been advised not to risk pregnancy. This report concerns 34 pregnancies in 24 such patients. All infants were normal and in good health at birth. Fourteen patients had had...
To the Editor:—
In the report to the Council on Drugs in The Journal, May 28, page 363, "Current Status of the Therapy of Leprosy," appears the statement, "Secondary anemias caused by sulfones may be corrected by administration of ferrous sulfate alone or...
Hirschfelder1 first described clinical symptoms in man resulting from a deficiency of magnesium in 1934. Twenty years later Flink2 confirmed that neuromuscular hyperirritability may result from magnesium want and reported that such patients may also develop hallucinations. These findings have...
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