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Obesity discourages the obese. Successful therapy must be a long-term, perhaps continuous struggle. When obese patients weary of the prolonged effort necessary to readjust to a sensible dietary way of life, they become easy prey to blandishments from those who promote allegedly quick,...
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Our patient had a normal serum uric acid level, was normotensive, and was not obese, but he did have a diabetic glucose tolerance test with a normal fasting blood glucose.
With the publication of this work, the rapidly growing field of nuclear medicine has its first true textbook. Dr. Wagner has achieved a uniform style and presentation throughout the book, something that has eluded the editors of most multiple author volumes. The basic science as well as...
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I would agree with Dr. Marmor in his criticism of the "harvesting" and "procurement" terminology in respect to organ transplants. Unfortunately word association is a problem that lexicographers and psychiatrists seem to share in common; each of us has...
Modern technology, responsible for the increased clinical application of electromagnetic energies to both diagnosis and therapy, requires the new physician to have an understanding of radiation biology that was not essential for his predecessors. These complex concepts of physics and...
The pediatric nurse-practitioner program described by Silver and Associates (p 298) is a concrete example of the ways in which physicians can effectively use the skill and experience of the nurse clinician in providing comprehensive patient care. The amount of time the nurse clinician...
The long awaited textbook, Microbiology by Davis et al, proves well worth waiting for. Each of the authors is a distinguished scientist in one or more fields and, among them, they have had personal experience in clinical infectious diseases and preventive medicine, both civilian and...
A priority system has been developed to define areas of patient-care research or education or both that might be most rewarding in terms of potential improvement of medical care. This system, applicable to any given population, consists of three sequential steps: (1) ranking each medical...
In scientific writing, jargon comprises two major subdivisions. Although these may overlap and cause confusion, at their extremes they are easily distinguished. One subdivision is that of technical language; the other includes the pejorative or contemptuous connotations of jargon. That...
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