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Haymaker and Kernohan1 first proposed the use of the term "Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome" for the acute polyneuropathies, in which degenerative and ultimately inflammatory changes in the spinal and peripheral nerves are the primary lesions, with retrograde changes of varying degree in...
Glue Sniffing May Alter Chromosomes
Other Solvents Also Implicated
Evidence of liver damage and strong indications that chromosomes can be severely injured by sniffing airplane glue and other solvents, including nail polish remover, have...
The recent description, in the American Journal of Diseases of Children1 of "dust-like" petechiae associated with streptococcal pharyngitis brings three questions to mind. First, why hasn't the association been made previously? The second and third questions relate to the clinical...
One suicide every 24 minutes! 20,000 suicides annually in the U.S.! Suicide the tenth leading cause of death, and fourth among teenagers! Many more Americans die by suicide than in Vietnam war!
Startling headlines these, but true. They illustrate the magnitude of the problem and...
The intellectual functioning (intelligence quotient) of 73 patients with familial idiopathic epilepsy was compared with that of their close nonepileptic relatives, including those with epileptoid electroencephalograms and those with normal brain-wave recordings. Approximately 70% of the...
To the Editor:—
Prophylaxis of tetanus is best accomplished by active immunization with tetanus toxoid. In the unimmunized, prophylaxis can be passively accomplished with human tetanus immune globulin. The recommended dose of human tetanus immune globulin is 250...
To the Editor:—
The purpose of this communication is to report what is believed to be a new method for more satisfactory examination of the vagina in certain special circumstances.
The distal end of a sigmoidoscope,...
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