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Americans spent $36.8 billion in 1964 for health care, almost tripling the $12.9 billion spent in 1950, the government reported. Per capita expenditures more than doubled in the 15-year period, rising from $84 to $191 per person.
Vasodilators which induce a sustained increase in coronary blood flow may have little, if any, beneficial effect in patients with ischemic heart disease, a Canadian investigator reports.
Maurice McGregor, MD, contends that such drugs must act by interfering with an autoregulatory...
Supplementary vertebral fusion offers few, if any, advantages over simple excision of the protruding fibrocartilage in patients with herniated lumbar intervertebral discs, a retrospective study indicates.
Spinal fusion as an adjunct to resection in patients with lumbar disc...
The victim of an auto accident brought into the emergency room presents one of the most difficult and frustrating problems a physician must face.
The patient is often unconscious. Usually, his history is not available, nor is the exact nature of the accident known. In addition to...
Don't be too quick to reach for graft material in surgical treatment of traumatic aneurysms of the aorta.
That is the conservative message of a team of New York surgeons who reported to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons four consecutive cases of treatment by excision of the...
Initial clinical studies indicate that a new approach to vena cava ligation and use of heparin in patients with pulmonary embolic disease may prevent recurrent, often fatal embolization and chronic hypertension.
In the past, femoral vein ligation, and the apparently more...
Thirty-one survivors among a group of infants irradiated for various therapeutic reasons between 1940 and 1959 were examined by Harold Katzman, MD, and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center colleagues.
Fifteen had undergone nephrectomy followed by irradiation for Wilm's tumor; 13...
Femoral head prostheses accompanied by tiny strain gauges have been successfully implanted in two patients for biomechanical studies of hip pain, a Swedish investigator reports.
The intramedullary prostheses have allowed Carl Hirsch, MD, and colleagues to record the direction and...
Eli Kennerly Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD, who has been credited with significant contributions to the fields of kidney physiology and the chemotherapy of bacterial infections and malaria, died Jan 11 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was 76 years old.
Dr. Marshall, professor...
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