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There are divergent views as to the physician's duty when a patient is critically ill. Some contend that the physician must sustain life as long as possible; others hold that he should alleviate suffering and make no effort to prolong life. The latter are supported by moralists....
Partial albinism is a rare congenital defect of the skin, in which absence of melanin pigment in various areas is found at birth and is permanent. In contrast to total albinism, it is a genetic dominant, and never involves any organ except the skin. Six members of a Mexican family who...
Dyspnea and edema of the lower extremities necessitated hospitalization of a 77-year-old obese woman with a history of heart disease. Examination revealed an effusion in the right pleural cavity, and repeated thoracenteses had to be carried out. In addition to the pleural effusion there...
A 33-year-old man was hospitalized during an attack of disabling pain in his extremities. Similar attacks, accompanied by the passage of dark urine, had occurred repeatedly during the previous 10 years and had twice led to hospitalization. They had always followed ingestion of large...
Case records of 180 patients with calculi of the salivary glands were studied with reference to symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. In the series, the submaxillary gland was affected most frequently, with the parotid and sublingual glands next in frequency. In many cases the symptoms of...
Steroid Contents of Human Adrenals
As Found in Cushing's Syndrome, Metastatic Carcinoma, and Sudden Death
George J. Race, M.D., Hsiao May Wu, M.S., Charles F. Hamilton, M.D., Jesse E. Thompson, M.D., and Dale J. Austin, M.D., Dallas...
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...
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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