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House-Approved Social Security Benefit Increase.—
The House passed and sent to the Senate by an overwhelming vote a $1 billion, 5%, increase in Social Security cash benefits. The bill included a provision placing self-employed physicians under Social Security....
The University of California School of Medicine's Continuing Education Program is a model of what can be accomplished in the way of postgraduate training for physicians with a minimum of expense or burden to the facilities and faculty of a medical school.
Last year the program...
Recent experiments in the use of hepatic outflow block as a technique to selectively increase concentration of chemotherapeutic agents in the liver during hepatic artery perfusion, were described at the AMA Annual Convention.
Louis M. Rousselot, MD, Department of Surgery and...
Personality and life experience are now recognized among the factors causing headaches, according to Arnold P. Friedman, MD, physician in charge of the headache unit, division of neurology of Montefiore Hospital, New York.
In a paper presented at the AMA Convention in San...
Transplanted organs may live longer electrically once technical barriers are overcome, Rogelio E. Vega, MD, told physicians attending the research forum on transplantation at the AMA Convention in San Francisco.
In research carried out at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia,...
Thirty-nine patients with acute thrombophlebitis treated with clinical dextran (average molecular weight 75,000) were cleared "of all evidence of disease," with 90% of the patients experiencing dramatic, subjective relief in the first 24 hours.
A review of patients treated by...
Development of a larger model of an implantable artificial lung with more membrane surface might lead to replacement of one or both lungs in humans within the next five to ten years, according to Bruce R. Bodell, MD, Chicago.
Improvements on free flow of blood through the device...
Many transitory as well as acute exacerbations of chronic psychiatric disorders including chronic hypochrondiacal neuroses are within the therapeutic reach and responsibility of the general practitioner, physicians were told at the AMA Annual Convention in San Francisco.
The emergency medical identification symbol (pictured) of the American Medical Association has been adopted by the World Medical Association.
The WMA Council and Assembly passed a resolution recommending that the symbol be adopted "as the universal emergency medical information...
Location of the lesion in eyelid carcinoma is the primary consideration in the choice of therapy, participants in the annual meeting of the American Dermatological Association last month in Maui, Hawaii, were told.
Anthony N. Domonkos, MD, of the department of dermatology,...
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