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Family History Points To Earlier Breast Cancer
Patients with a familial history of breast cancer are younger upon first admission and have a significantly higher incidence of bilateral involvement, a large genetic study suggests.
Within the familial group,...
Fifty-one children with mumps meningoencephalitis were studied. The disease occurred throughout the year, with higher frequency in boys. The disease was of short duration and was generally benign. Parotitis accompanied meningoencephalitis in 47% of the patients. Appropriate serologic...
Iron lack was associated with an unusual perversion of appetite characterized by the ingestion of extraordinary amounts of ice. Pagophagia is defined as the purposeful ingestion of at least one ordinary tray of ice daily for a period in excess of two months. The symptom appears to be...
Passive transfer of delayed skin hypersensitivity to purified protein derivative of tuberculin (tuberculin PPD) in five recipients who previously had negative reactions to tuberculin after receiving transfusions of whole blood from donors with known positive reactions has been observed....
During the A2 influenza epidemic of the winter of 1967 to 1968, commercially available inactivated influenza virus vaccine, bivalent, was administered by aerosol to 386 volunteers to test its efficacy in protecting against influenza illness. The illness rate in volunteers receiving the...
An outbreak of dermatitis from contact with moths of the genus Hylesia prompted the clinical and histologic study of both naturally occurring and experimentally produced moth dermatitis. The histologic findings were considered incompatible with pure mechanical injury of the skin by the...
To determine whether the liver-scan findings previously shown to be related to portal-systemic collateral circulation occur only in patients with fibrotic liver disease, 567 hepatic scans with gold Au 198 performed over a six-year period were reviewed. Observance for liver "mottling,"...
Few things could be as shocking to a mother as seeing her child begin to grow long hair all over his body. Fortunately this occurs rarely (the incidence is estimated at one per billion persons1). When this has occurred, public reaction to the affected individuals has varied greatly....
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