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Results of treatment with anticoagulants were studied in 60 persons with disease of the coronary arteries. Among 26 patients, during a period when they were not receiving anticoagulants, there were 14 myocardial infarctions. Five patients from this group were then added to a group of 34...
To the Editor:—
Dr. Peller's comments seem to be based largely on a misunderstanding of the data contained in the paper "Validity of Pathological Diagnosis of Breast Cancer." He first notes the survival rates for cases reported as confirmed and those not confirmed by...
The program of the Twentieth Annual Congress on Industrial Health appears on page 183 of this issue of The Journal.
The Congress is an annual meeting sponsored by the Council on Occupational Health of the American Medical Association. It is held in various cities. The 1959...
The author presents general impressions gained from follow-up studies made on thousands of epileptic children, some of them observed for as long as 24 years. This experience has led to the policy of treating children with regular daily anticonvulsant medication immediately after the...
The author reviews the theoretical and practical aspects of the prophylaxis and therapy of tetanus. An extensive bibliography is appended. Of practical interest is the experimental demonstration, in rabbits, that repeated injections of tetanus antitoxin from a constant or shifting animal...
In this issue of The Journal, p. 127, Smithwick, Porell, and Whitelaw discuss diagnostic features in 54 patients whose hypertension was due to lesions amenable to surgery of the kidney or adrenal gland. Such cases, which are relatively rare, constitute about 2% of the hypertensive...
Fatal heart attacks frequently occur in patients whose hearts show no recent structural changes. In some of these patients, ventricular fibrillation precedes death; in others, the heart simply stops in diastole. In either case the procedure for restoring a coordinated beat is routine and...
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