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Court Upholds FDA Investigation of Krebiozen.—
The Food and Drug Administration has won court approval to continue its on-the-spot investigation of how the controversial product Krebiozen is manufactured.
Federal district court judge Julius Hoffman in...
The need for a carefully designed double blind study of the gastric freezing technique is urgent. Without one, the critical question of whether this procedure can influence the natural history of duodenal ulcer disease will never be answered; if delayed, there is the danger of widespread...
"The steroid-associated ulcer is particularly treacherous because it is so frequently silent," Dr. James L. A. Roth of Philadelphia warned at the AMA annual meeting.
Speaking during a symposium on the Newer Knowledge and Therapy of Peptic Ulcer, Roth reviewed certain drugs that...
Speaking at the AMA symposium on current medical therapy for uncomplicated duodenal ulcer, Dr. Joseph P. Kirsner of Chicago said that "therapy continues to be dominated by speculation, by insufficient awareness of the natural history of the disease with its `spontaneous' remissions and...
A universal symbol, designed to warn emergency aid personnel that its wearer has a special physical condition requiring special medical attention, has been announced by the AMA Committee on Emergency Medical Identification.
The symbol, consisting of a sixpointed figure with the...
Dilation and curettage (D & C) of the uterus is the "essential and irreplaceable" procedure for controlling uterine hemorrhages, and is valuable as a confirming test for uterine carcinoma. But, in the opinion of a Georgetown University gynecologist, it is "rarely worthwhile as a means of...
" Unless the pathologist is intelligently aware of the possibility of the participation of a poison in a death and conducts his autopsy accordingly, a fatal poisoning will be missed," Dr. Lester Adelson of Cleveland told physicians at the AMA Annual Meeting.
Adelson, who is...
Taking cinefluorographs while the bladder is voiding has proven useful in diagnosing bladder dysfunction and urinary tract infection.
By measuring bladder pressure and taking cinefluorographs—while the bladder is voiding—a urologist-radiologist team at the University of...
An estimated 80% to 90% of persons suffering whiplash injuries "feel greatly improved after a financial settlement is reached," Dr. Louis Bokey of Buffalo said at the annual meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York.
The improvement is due in some instances, Bokay...
What effect does the physician himself exert in the operation of the placebo effect? How reliable are controlled studies of the placebo effect? Do psychological factors underlie the therapeutic results achieved by modern drugs which have a high degree of specificity?
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