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THIS STUDY of the late results of the transorbital lobotomy project in West Virginia (1952 to 1955) was prompted by the much larger study made in England and Wales, covering 10,365 patients followed up from 3 to 15 years. This monograph is a mine of information concerning the types of patients...
THE CHARACTERISTICS of pneumonia as seen in particular types of institutions or certain age groups have been frequently reviewed. The relationship of pneumonia to other conditions, both respiratory and nonrespiratory, has also been stressed. Often the implication is that secondary pneumonia...
OBSTRUCTION OF THE DISTAL ESOPHAGUS by impacted meat must be considered in the differential diagnosis of any patient presenting with the sudden onset of dysphagia. The individual is usually elderly and most often has an inadequate masticatory apparatus due to ill-fitting dentures. Although...
New biological and histochemical techniques are playing an increasingly important role in many research areas of laboratory and clinical medicine. Attempts to relate disorders of metabolism to various disease entities by means of isolated or correlated findings are fraught with dangers...
ESTROGEN has proven to be of great value in the treatment of metastatic mammary carcinoma. Increased well-being, symptomatic relief, objective evidence of tumor regression, and even prolonged survival have been obtained in the face of advanced local and generalized carcinomatosis. This agent is...
Marshall Hall, an Edinburgh graduate, a Nottinghamshire practitioner, and a London consultant, was responsible for several fundamental contributions in neurology, medicine, and physiology without being honored with a major hospital appointment. His father, cotton spinner and ingenious...
Two skiing enthusiasts, both physicians, recently experienced critical episodes of pulmonary edema while skiing at high altitudes. The skiing area was close to cardiopulmonary laboratory facilities so that complete physiologic measurements were made throughout the course of the illness.1...
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