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An estimated 2,920 people are bitten by copperheads (Ancistrodon contortrix) annually in the United States. The incidence of bites by these venomous snakes is 16.4 per million population per year. However, the case-fatality rate is exceedingly low, about 0.01%. States having the highest...
The record of treatment of narcotic-drug-dependent persons is often considered to be a disappointing one. It is no surprise, therefore, that physicians and laymen alike are impressed when a management method emanating from a recognized medical institution is given wide newspaper and...
To the Editor:—
I have read with great interest Dr. Ochs' report on tuberculin conversions in naval personnel on board the USS Long Beach in 1962 and 1963 (200:1019, 1967).
It is obvious from Dr. Ochs' article that he was disturbed to find that 9% of...
Four patients suffering from lead intoxication due to consumption of illicitly distilled alcohol were given small doses of edetate calcium disodium (Calcium Disodium Versenate) and then subjected to peritoneal dialysis. The rate of deleading by dialysis exceeded significantly the rate of...
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Much literature has appeared in recent years on the subject of body surface area (BSA).1-8 In spite of the fact that various textbooks and brochures present drug dosage in terms of BSA, there has been, to our knowledge, no considered attempt to learn...
In the July 31 "Diagnostic Procedures" communication by Eben Alexander, Jr., MD, titled "Lumbar Puncture" (201:316-317), an unfortunate misprint occurred. In the final paragraph, instead of "Recently, lateral puncture of the spinal subarachnoid space between L-1 and L-2 for percutaneous...
Myocardial infarction, presumably embolic in etiology, occurred in two young women as a late complication of prosthetic valve surgery.
During investigations to determine a satisfactory, practical preexposure regimen for administering rabies vaccine to groups of people at high risk, a total of 540 volunteers received vaccine of chick or duck embryo origin. The results of these studies indicate that the most practical...
The Blue Cross Association urged the Senate to make the medicare program more efficient.
"The present program is too complex to administer with excessive paperwork, time and cost," declared James Ensign, Blue Cross Vice President in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee....
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