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For 100 years, the soft rustle of skirts has been a prominent sound in the hallways of Chicago's Mary Thompson Hospital.
Currently celebrating its centennial, the 112-bed facility is believed by its officials to be America's only remaining hospital with an all-woman attending...
The cough is one of the most common physiological indicators, yet it has only limited and incidental diagnostic value.
This is due, at least in part, to the lack of an objective, quantitative means of evaluating the cough, says Robert G. Loudon, MD, University of Texas...
THIS REPORT describes the frequency and order of loss of the deep-tendon reflexes in pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy. Few references on the disappearance of the deep-tendon reflexes in this condition were found,1-3 and none on their rate and order of disappearance. We would expect...
The importance of poisonings in medical practice is rapidly increasing with the expanding use of chemicals in industry and medicine, as well as in everyday life. At the same time, poisoning with a given substance may be encountered only rarely, if at all, by an individual physician. It...
To the Editor:—
In their article entitled "Petechiae, Ecchymoses, and Necrosis of Skin Induced by Coumarin Congeners" (JAMA 192: 603-608 [May 17] 1965), Nalbandian et al state that "American physicians are almost entirely unaware of the entity." It may be pleasing to...
RECURRENT idiopathic jaundice is an unusual but benign complication of pregnancy. It is characterized by intense, generalized pruritus, often associated with an obstructive form of icterus, occurring without known cause in the latter half of gestation. Recovery occurs rapidly after...
William Henry Welch, teacher, pathologist, bacteriologist, editor, and founder of the first public health school as well as the first institute of medical history in this country, was the architect of contemporary medical education in America. Welch was born into a family of country...
Prophetic indeed was Osler's address, before the New York Academy of Medicine in 1897, when he warned physicians against toying with the Delilah of the press, for "sooner or later she is sure to play the harlot, and has left many a man shorn of his strength."1 In 1905 the harlot turned...
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