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Mebutamate (Capla) (300 mg.) was a depressor in hypertension in single patient tests in which meprobamate (400 mg.) was not. In 30 outpatients mebutamate alone (600-1,200 mg. per day) was effective in most with mild or moderate diastolic hypertension and, with thiazides, e.g.,...
Thirty-six children and adolescents were treated for carcinoma of the thyroid gland over a 30-year period. The average age at the time of histological diagnosis was 11.8 years. Seventeen patients (47%) gave a history of previous exposure to ionizing radiation for benign disorders in the...
Neurologic Significance of Posthyperventilation Apnea
Fred Plum, M.D., Harold W. Brown, M.D., and Else Snoep, Seattle
SINCE HERING (1867)1 noted that anesthetized animals showed brief respiratory arrest following hyperventilation, many physicians and...
IN THE LAST 10 YEARS widespread occurrence of human leptospirosis in the United States has been documented. Before that time, clinical interest in and recognition of this pathogenic spirochete had been limited to sporadically reported cases of Weil's syndrome. In 1951, Schaeffer reported the...
Although John Abernethy (1764-1831), heir apparent in London of John Hunter, was acclaimed as a great teacher of surgery by his contemporaries and immediate followers, the evidence from perusal of his writings warrants a slightly lower position in the scale of greatness. One explanation...
This small volume presents a lucid and orderly exposition of the author's view that blood pressure levels, as recorded clinically in the population at large, represent a continuum, there being no sharp "cut-off point" between "normal" and "high" blood pressure. Essential hypertension is...
The origin of food faddism is traced back to Elisha Perkins who in 1796 discovered the "secret of perpetual good health." It might be said that he was the first great American quack. Since that time, many others have come into prominence. The book does not try to catalogue fully every...
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