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Even though they declined and fell, the ancient Romans were remarkably well organized. Roman youth, like youth everywhere, tried to get ahead in the world, develop their abilities, acquire renown, work themselves into positions of power and control. In ancient Rome, politics and the army...
Electron microscopic examination of percutaneous renal biopsy specimens from 12 normotensive patients ranging in age from 13 to 23 years with diabetes of juvenile onset revealed that glomerular alteration is not an invariable manifestation of early stages of diabetes and that changes in...
Intermittent peritoneal dialysis was performed to observe the effect of dialysate temperature and flow rate on peritoneal clearance. At the same hourly flow rates, the dialysate heated to 37 C had a 35% greater clearance than the dialysate at 20 C. The most efficient method of dialysis...
One of the clinical dilemmas I have encountered concerns the care of the terminally ill patient. Not infrequently life can be prolonged only by extraordinary therapeutic measures. Is it the physician's duty to preserve a patient's life simply because it is scientifically possible to do...
Pinel, one of the first of the modern schools of alienists to study in depth the reactions of the mentally disturbed, was also one of the first to promote a humane regimen of treatment for the institutionalized insane. Although his unshackling of the unfortunate was a dramatic and widely...
In the roentgenographic exercise test, the systolic heart size (transverse diameter) is recorded before and immediately after a 100-yard walk. All normal subjects in this study responded with a 1- to 10-mm reduction in diameter. The diameter became larger or did not change in 83% of...
Fatal disseminated mycotic disease has been seen with increasing frequency since the introduction of steroid and cytotoxic drugs, medications that apparently interfere with the immunologic defenses of the host. These mycoses are most often associated with malignant tumors, especially...
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