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Organ transplantation is again receiving considerable attention. Recent donor hearts for heart transplantation have been offered by relatives of patients "dying" from central nervous system disease or injury. While these donors were chosen after...
Marihuana, like the Vietnam question and the new morality, is one of the issues in the credibility gap between youth and their elders. Although cannabis has been used for many centuries as an intoxicant, controversy regarding its effects has waxed and waned. In recent years it has again...
Cholestyramine resin, an anion exchange resin, was given for 38 to 416 days to 21 patients with hyperlipoproteinemia. Fourteen patients with essential hypercholesterolemia (type II hyperlipoproteinemia) responded with a 24% decline in serum cholesterol level. Seven patients with other...
A painter or sculptor usually is unaware of the potential health hazards of exposure to materials he selects to enhance his creative efforts. Although most of the substances and processes to which he is exposed have no effect on health, some may have an adverse effect on his well-being...
The announcement of a new text of clinical neurology may bring some misgivings, since so many adequate volumes are currently available; however, the author has presented us with what should prove to be a useful addition to our neurologic armamentarium. The preface clearly indicates that...
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Dr. William B. Parsons, Jr., gave a concise and scholarly answer to the question posed in The Journal (204:185, 1968). This had to do with causes of diarrhea associated with thyroid medication. Another possibility to explain the persistence of...
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I welcomed the studies done by Schacht and Frame (201:323, 1967) for I also administered 500 mg of chlorothiazide intravenously to a patient later proven to have primary aldosteronism. Because the serum potassium value was only 1.7 mEq/liter, the...
Staphylococcal pneumonia is frequently complicated by development of pneumatoceles. Pulmonary change with development of the pneumatocele, as seen roentgenographically, is more common in infants and children but can occur in young adults. Our four cases demonstrate the significance of...
Hoarseness was the only presenting symptom in a 14-year-old girl with mitral insufficiency. The onset of hoarseness before other symptoms of cardiovascular disease in this patient suggests that heart disease be considered in children presenting with persistent hoarseness.
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