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New Surgeon General.—
President Johnson nominated a Public Health Service career officer, William H. Stewart, MD, to be US Surgeon General.
Dr. Stewart, 44, director of the National Heart Institute, will succeed Luther Terry, MD, who is resigning to be...
A disease which has caused more fear among men than perhaps any other—but which is rarely seen by physicians—has in recent weeks appeared in five children in New Mexico.
It also appeared Sept 17 in a 5-year-old boy in California.
The disease is plague, the socalled "black...
Clinical trials of a prophylactic γ-globulin against Rh iso-immunization are showing encouraging early results at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
Injection of the compound immediately postpartum may sharply reduce fetal deaths in Rh-negative mothers, John G....
A protein that apparently resides only in the nervous system has been isolated in 30 species of vertebrates, including man.
Studies currently are underway to determine the precise location and biochemical function of the socalled "S-100" protein, according to Blake W. Moore, PhD,...
The most important factor contributing to morbidity following operation in this series of 55 cases of ulcerative colitis was sepsis, which occurred in 30 of the cases. There were four postoperative deaths in the series and three of these were attributable to sepsis. Adrenal steroid...
Thin as well as fat people may chronically underbreathe and, though their lungs are normal, the resulting hypoxia may lead to pulmonary hypertension and even to cor pulmonale. Cardiac therapy may then allow a level of breathing which partly corrects hypoxia and hypercapnia, thus breaking...
Vincristine sulfate and cyclophosphamide were administered concurrently to nine consecutive children with unresectable neuroblastomas. Objective tumor regression was observed in all nine children and complete remission was obtained in seven. The findings of this study indicate that the...
Available vitamin K was studied by serial prothrombin tests in ten anticoagulated and ten healthy subjects in one approach to the problem of long-term anticoagulation instability. Dietary manipulations of vitamin K produced a profound and predictable effect on anticoagulation stability....
Serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels were studied under basal conditions in 75 female relatives of patients with muscular dystrophy of Duchenne type to determine the reliability of this procedure in detecting the carrier state. The subjects were first classified by their genetic...
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