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Abstract Common sense and experience would dictate that delay in treatment would worsen the prognosis. Nevertheless, one of the underlying currents in the literature is that treatment has little effect on the ultimate survival in the patients with breast cancer. In fact, statistics can be quoted...
Although advanced tumors of the breast may be technically resectable, radical mastectomy increases the risk of local recurrence, frequently resulting in massive carcinomatosis of the chest wall. The widespread opinion among surgeons that radical surgery offers the only chance for cure is...
To the Editor:—
I wish to congratulate you for the editorial "Preventive Therapy for Atherosclerosis" (199:578, 1967), which effectively and succinctly presented the concept that hypercholesterolemia should be treated, that more attention should be given to...
Plasma volume, red blood cell mass, and erythrocyte survival determinations were performed for the Gemini astronauts before and after Gemini orbital flights IV, V, and VII. Plasma volume decreases similar to those seen after bed rest and water immersion were found in Gemini IV and V....
Eleven cases of nonoliguric acute renal failure, all but one following burns, as well as 14 cases of postburn oliguric acute renal failure, have been treated at the US Army Surgical Research Unit since 1960. Mild azotemia not attributed to parenchymal renal failure occurred in an...
There are no absolute and invariable rules for the treatment of any form of carcinoma in an individual. The general physical state, the psychological stability, and the social circumstances may all modify the accepted treatment for a particular form of malignancy, and what follows...
To the Editor:—
Your editorial entitled "Changing Concepts of Suicide" (199:752, 1967) illustrates the almost fanatical preoccupation with mere survival which pervades medical philosophy and "ethics" today. The logical and valid views of suicide expressed by Pliny...
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