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The original version of "Springfield Mountain,"1 an old New England folk ballad, tells how a young man was bitten by a rattlesnake while plowing his fields, and how he died because first aid was not available. The final verse states,
In the month of August, the twenty-first,...
The Early Diagnosis Of Aldosteronism
Sufficient clinical experience has been accumulated to confirm that primary aldosteronism is the cause of elevated blood pressure in a significant number of patients previously regarded as essential hypertensives.
As our ages advance, years have a faculty for passing very quickly, but none in my experience so rapidly as the year I am ending this week. It has been a busy year. In making many, many appearances I have traveled to a new location on an average of every five days and have made a...
The response to therapy of asphyxia due to hanging in childhood is gratifying if therapy is initiated promptly and vigorously. Therapy consists of maintenance of an airway, administration of large doses of a glucocorticoid, and infusion of dextran 75 solution. In the two cases presented,...
A tetrazolium dye reduction test has been evaluated for use in assessing the suitability of cadaver kidneys for transplantation. The time required for a color change of a small cortical slice was measured. Nine human cadaveric kidney transplants were tested and the results generally...
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Two fatalities have been reported in The Journal (200:335, 1967) in association with intravenous administration of diphenylhydantoin (Dilantin) sodium for the treatment of cardiac arrythmias. Amounts administered were 250 mg and were reported as being...
Chloramphenicol, an effective broad spectrum antibiotic, was introduced in 1948. Only after three years of extensive use did it become evident that this drug was capable of seriously depressing bone marrow activity in rare recipients. It was in response to the delay in recognizing the...
FAMILIAL dysautonomia (Riley-Day syndrome), a hereditary disorder affecting Jewish children of Eastern European extraction almost exclusively,1 is recognized by autonomic disturbances including lack of overflow tearing, orthostatic hypotension, wide fluctuations in blood pressure on...
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