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Increase in Military Physicians' Pay Urged.—
The American Medical Association has urged that the maximum incentive pay of physicians in military service be increased from the present $250 a month to $400 a month.
In a statement submitted to the Military Pay...
"Early" and "stable" are two essential qualifications for effective anticoagulant therapy in coronary disease, according to Dr. Paul A. Owren of Oslo.
Early institution of therapy permits anticoagulants to take effect before irreparable damage has been done to the myocardium, and...
An IBM-1620 digital computer may make it possible to increase the over-all effectiveness of psychiatric drug treatment by as much as 50%, according to John E. Overall, PhD, of Kansas State University in Manhattan, and Dr. Leo E. Hollister of Palo Alto, Calif. Speaking at the AMA Annual...
An unusual bit of parliamentary procedure was described in the story "House Elects Welch by Acclamation", July 6 issue, adv p 29. According to same, Delegate Walter C. Bornemeier of Illinois, who was nominated for Vice-Speaker of the House, "having thanked the delegates who supported his...
In a communication on this subject, by Anne V. C. Lloyd, MB, Gilbert Grimes, MD, Kon*-Taik Khaw, MD, and Harry Shwachman, MD, Boston, published in the June 29 issue, three errors been noted. (1) On page 1003, the first word in line five of the paragraph "Laboratory Methods" was...
In an original contribution under this title, by Drs. H. Close Hesseltine and Yves Lefebvre, published in the June 29 issue, an error appears in the fifth line of the left column on page 1013, below Table 3. The sentence, "However, the data are sufficient to support the claim of total...
Clues for recognizing arrhythmias were outlined at the AMA annual meeting by Dr. Samuel Bellet of Philadelphia.
Although a diagnosis may in some instances be made by simple means, a definitive one is possible only by the electrocardiogram, Bellet said.
Helpful data in...
A regimen of oxygen inhalation, graded exercise, breathing training, and drugs has increased the capacity for physical activity of patients with severe pulmonary emphysema, reported Dr. Alvin L. Barach, consultant in medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in New York, before the American...
"Suppose that an indvidual does not inhale, and that little or no smoke enters the lungs. What then is the harm of cigaret smoking to patients with pulmonary emphysema and other diseases that have been ascribed to absorption of nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tars?"
So asked Dr....
Expert consultative panels would be "most helpful" in achieving safety during the clinical pharmacological evaluation of new drugs, Dr. Dale G. Friend of Boston told the AMA Annual Meeting in Altantic City.
"In view of the fact that thalidomine slipped through the best screening...
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