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Doctor Menaker has pointed out a defect inherent in the correlation coefficient, which relates two progressively changing variables, but does not indicate magnitude of change. Conceivably a high coefficient can be calculated when changes are very...
In his introductory remarks the author strikes at the core of the major problem in dental and medical education—the correlation of basic scientific knowledge and clinical practice. In this third edition the ultimate success has been achieved, as far as can be in the written word, in...
This responsibility for medical safety is twofold. One is to insure that operators of aircraft have no condition that will interfere with operating an aircraft or will suddenly and unexpectedly incapacitate the person. The second is the selection of ill persons who may be transported by...
More progress in the treatment of cancer has been made in the past 15 or 20 years than in many preceding decades. It has been shown that improving the nutritional status of the patient preoperatively will decrease morbidity and mortality. The tumor must be handled gently at the operating...
Primary ureteral tumors are uncommon or infrequent, but can no longer be considered the rare clinical entities they were formerly thought to be. Improved diagnostic techniques and an awareness on the part of the physician are the most important factors contributing to the increased reports of...
A "how-to-do-it" for saying "stick out your tongue" in six foreign languages, this little handbook is cleverly designed as a compact, inexpensive, and expedient tool to aid the physician in overcoming the language barrier in questioning and examining non-English-speaking patients. The...
Torsion of the spermatic cord presents a classical clinical picture with which most physicians are familiar. Frequently, however, a correct diagnosis of acute torsion is not made, and testicular infarction ensues, owing to delay on the part of both patient and physician.
Numerous cases have been...
IN MEDICAL, as well as in any other form of history, there are small incidents which bring into focus great issues. Such an incident was a dispute concerning the hiring of nurses and their functions which in 1880 thoroughly disrupted Guy's Hospital. The outcome of the dispute symbolized the...
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